BOTH Gala Fairydean Rovers and Selkirk are searching for new managers.

Last Wednesday Ian Fergus sensationally quit as boss at Yarrow Park.

And the following day Steven Noble informed his players and the Netherdale committee of his intention to stand down at the end of the season.

While Selkirk's committee have been frantically interviewing to find a replacement this week, Gala's board have until April to appoint a new manager.

Noble, who is the Lowland League's joint longest-serving manager with Dougie Samuel of Spartans, intends to remain part of the Gala Fairydean Rovers set-up in an advisory capacity.

He told us: "It's time to let someone else have have a go and take the club to the next level.

"I've enjoyed my time as manager of Gala Fairydean Rovers and have no regrets - there have been many highs and lows.

"For me the Gala job is one of the best in the Lowland League. We have a great committee and great facilities."

A poor run of form at the start of 2018 has seen Gala drop to fourth bottom.

And Noble admits he still has some work to do to make sure the Fairydean Rovers remain a Lowland League club next season.

He added: "We have a busy few months ahead to make sure we don't get sucked into the relegation places.

"We still have the Lowland League Cup to play for as well.

"We are starting to get players back and I'm confident we'll start climbing up the table again."

Selkirk's committee spent much of yesterday (Tuesday) carrying out interviews for a new manager.

And an announcement is expected ahead of Saturday's match with BSC Glasgow at the Indodrill Stadium.

Chairman Ross Anderson told us: "There has been a lot of interest since we advertised the post last week.

"Ian Fergus did a tremendous job at Selkirk and we thank him for all of his efforts.

"We understand and accept his decision, so we have now moved on and are trying to find a new manager sooner rather than later."

Fergus, who spent much of January coaching in America, resigned along with his coaches David Bingham and Jimmy Urquhart on Wednesday morning.

He cited ongoing problems between himself and the board as his reason for stepping down.

Ian told us: "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."