Stenhousemuir sack manager Scott Booth

Stenhousemuir boss Scott Booth hopes to make new signings this month. Picture: Alan Muir
Stenhousemuir boss Scott Booth hopes to make new signings this month. Picture: Alan Muir

Defeat to Peterhead was the final match for Scott Booth’s Stenhousemuir tenure.

The Ochilview boss was “relieved of his duties” by the League Two club, a statement revealed today.

Beleaguered Booth had lost support from the fans and had failed to record two consecutive wins during his disappointing 11-month spell at the helm of the club.

A statement attributed to the Stenhousemuir board of directors posted on the club website around 3 p.m. this afternoon said: “The Football Club announce that the Manager, Scott Booth, has been relieved of his duties as first team manager.”

“The Board would like to thank Scott for his energy and commitment over the last year in that position.

“A further announcement will be made in due course.”

Booth had a high-profile playing career and starred for Aberdeen, FC Twente and Borussia Dortmund as well as international honours with Scotland. But he failed to transfer that into club management after moving to Ochilview from a role coaching Scotland’s youth sides.

His win ratio at the Warriors was just 12 from 42 games.

Last week the club also announced ‘challenging financial circumstances’ and urged for supporters to rally round the club, which is currently eighth in League One.

Gordon Thompson also replaced Bill Darroch as chairman at the club’s last board meeting.