SELKIRK are on the lookout for a new manager after Ian Fergus sensationally stood down this morning.

The former Hibernian and Dunfermline youth coach had guided the Yarrow Park club to fifth in the Lowland League.

His assistants David Bingham and Jimmy Urquhart have also stood down.

Fergus took over midway through last season and helped keep Selkirk in the league.

Despite the on-field success this season there have been internal disputes between the club's officials and the coaching staff.

Fergus told us: "We had a meeting before Christmas and I thought things had been sorted out but when I came back from holiday I find things haven't improved.

"I have found myself in a terrible position because I don't want to let the players and supporters down, but I feel resigning is the only thing to do."

Selkirk chairman Ross Anderson accepted his manager's resignation over the phone.

And he has instantly began the search for a replacement.

He said: "Ian has done a tremendous job at Selkirk and we thank him for all of his efforts.

"We understand and accept his decision, so we will move on and try to find a new manager sooner rather than later.

"We wish Ian well and again thank him for everything."

Selkirk hope to have a temporary manager in place ahead of their game with East Stirlingshire on Saturday.