Dunfermline part company with manager Allan Johnston after poor run in Scottish Championship

Dunfermline Athletic part company with manager Allan Johnston after poor run leaves them seventh in Scottish Championship

  • Dunfermline Athletic have ‘parted company’ with manager Allan Johnston
  • Assistant manager Sandy Clark has also been relieved of his duties
  • The Pars’ promotion push has stumbled recently after a run of three wins in 12 
  • Reserve team manager Stevie Crawford has been appointed caretaker

Andy Newport, Press Association Sport

Dunfermline have announced they have “parted company” with manager Allan Johnston.

The former Queen of the South and Kilmarnock boss was appointed by the East End Park club in 2015 and successfully guided the Pars back to the Ladbrokes Championship at the end of his first season in charge.

After stabilising the club in the second tier with a mid-table finish, he went on to guide the Fife outfit to the promotion play-offs last term.

Allan Johnston has 'parted company' with Dunfermline after three years at the helm

Allan Johnston has ‘parted company’ with Dunfermline after three years at the helm

But Dundee United ended their hopes of a top-flight return and this season’s promotion push has now stumbled following a run of just three wins from their last 12 games.

Johnston will now depart the club alongside number two Sandy Clark, while former Pars favourite Stevie Crawford has been put in caretaker command ahead of Saturday’s trip to Dundee United.

Dunfermline chairman Ross McArthur said in a statement: “I wish to place on record our sincere thanks to Allan and Sandy for their considerable efforts on behalf of our club.

“We wish them well in the future.”

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