The departing Management Team, John McGlynn and Paul Smith have asked the club to release the following statement :
“It is with a heavy heart that we announce we will not be extending our contracts with the club”.
“It’s been a privilege and a pleasure to work at this great club, Paul and I have had a great time in the last three years and nine years in total with many successes – two league title, two challenge cup wins, (in Paul’s case a third cup win) as well as developing youth players to achieve their ambitions.
“We would like to go on record to thank the fans for their magnificent support both home and away, we have always had a great rapport with them.
“We would like to thank our backroom staff, CEO, office staff, ground staff, cleaning staff and all volunteers for their hard work, professionalism, attitude and genuine enthusiasm.
“The players for their ability, tactical awareness, hours upon hours on the training pitch, hours of video analysis and for their commitment and dedication, they have been a joy to work with.
“We would like to thank the directors for giving us the chance to come back to the club three years ago, and for their continued support.
“We leave the club in a far better place than when we arrived, there is a good squad of players and with additions this summer, they can be a great team and we wish everyone Raith Rovers minded all the very best going forward.”
The club would again like to place on record our thanks for the efforts that both John and Paul have put in over their two spells at the club.