PEEBLES Rovers manager Ger Rossi has resigned.

In a statement released on Tuesday (January 9), the club said that family and work commitments led to the decision.

Rovers sit in 12th in the East of Scotland Football League Division Two after a 5-0 Borders derby defeat at Coldstream on Saturday.

Players Paul Dickson and Stewart Robertson will take on the roles of interim manager and player coach respectively.

A Peebles Rovers spokesperson said: “It is with extreme regret that we announce we have accepted manager Ger Rossi’s resignation.

“Ger rejoined the club as manager ahead of the 22/23 season and was instrumental to returning the club to a more competitive footing in the East of Scotland Second Division, whilst at the same time ensuring the vast bulk of the playing squad were sourced locally.

“Sadly, a combination of family and work commitments mean that Ger feels unable to allocate the time and effort he feels the role deserves resulting in his reluctant decision to step down from the managerial position. It is his intention to remain involved with the club going forward but with a focus on the committee side which [will] allow him the time he needs to dedicate to his family and work.

“Everyone at Rovers thanks Ger for everything he has done for the club over the last 20 months and look forward to welcoming him to the committee when time permits.

“We will update on our future plans in due course but, in the meantime, players Paul Dickson and Stewart Robertson will join the existing management team as interim manager and player coach respectively.”

Rovers host Tweedmouth Rangers, who sit one place behind their opponents, on Saturday as they look for their first win of 2024.