Rossvale part company with manager Lauchlan

Rossvale boss Martin Lauchlan looks on during his side's recent match with Johnstone Burgh
Rossvale boss Martin Lauchlan looks on during his side's recent match with Johnstone Burgh

Rossvale Juniors have parted company with manager Martin Lauchlan and assistant Carlo Girasoli ‘by mutual consent’.

The shock news was announced by the club in a statement on Twitter on Sunday night.

Lauchlan and Girasoli guided the club, who only joined the junior ranks in 2011, to the Central Second Division title last season and to contention for a second successive promotion and a place in the Super League this season.

The Bishopbriggs club, who recently tempted former Celtic winger Bobby Petta out of retirement, have only lost two league games all season and currently sit third in the First Division table, seven points behind leaders Renfrew but with three games in hand.

‘Vale also reached the last 16 of the Scottish Junior Cup for the first time in their history before bowing out at the hands of 2014 winners Hurlford.

A club statement said: “It is with regret that Rossvale FC has to announce the parting by mutual consent our manager Martin Lauchlan and assistant coach Carlo Girasoli.

“We would like to thank the coaches for all the time and effort they have put into taking our club to great heights in their short reign at Rossvale FC.

“Without a doubt they have assembled together a very young and hungry squad of players who will, I am sure, carry on their good work and push on towards yet another successful season for the club.

“The decision made today was not taken lightly in respect of all the great work that has been done by the coaches. And of course helping to bring through some of the best youth players available within Rossvale FC.

“From everyone at Rossvale FC we thank you again for playing your part in putting our very small club on the map within junior football and we are sure that it will not be long before you are back doing what you do best.”