Ballyclare Comrades have appointed David Dorrian as their new manager after Eddie Hill quit the club following Saturday’s 3-1 defeat to Armagh.
“I didn’t jump, and I wasn’t pushed,” Hill said, “but I was no longer enjoying my football, so I decided to stand down.”
Dorrian, who was Hill’s assistant, is a former manager of Ballymena United Reserves.
In a statement, released on social media, a club spokesman said: “We are delighted to announce the appointment of David Dorrian to the manager’s post at the club.
“Davy has a wealth of experience in the local game, including previous roles in the managerial team at Ballymena United, Glenavon and Bangor.
“Having been brought in by Eddie Hill as assistant-manager during the season, he also knows our current squad well.”
Hill’s was in charge at Dixon Park for almost three-and-a-half years during which time he won promotion to Championship 1 and led the side to two Steel and Sons Cup semi-finals.
Earlier this season Hill oversaw a shock 1-0 win over Warren Feeney’s Linfield in the League Cup.
Saturday’s loss at Armagh leaves the Comrades six points above the relegation zone with six matches remaining.