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Carling stands down as Inverness Athletic search for a new manager

By Will Clark

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INVERNESS Athletic have announced Shane Carling has stood down as manager of the North Caledonian League club.

Shane Carling has departed Inverness Athletic
Shane Carling has departed Inverness Athletic

His departure was announced on Sunday morning less than 24 hours after Athletic's 3-1 defeat to Halkirk United at Inverness Royal Academy.

Athletic have suffered a disappointing start to the league campaign as they have lost four of their six league games.

They are in sixth place, nine points behind league leaders Invergordon and second place St Duthus.

Club chairman Sandy Stephen said: “This is a decision that has been made with a heavy heart.

"When we appointed Shane back in 2018, we did this because we felt that he was the right man to take Inverness forward over a number of years.

“Shane has worked extremely hard and has helped us achieve some stability at the club, and I sincerely thank him for his efforts. Everyone at the club wishes Shane all the best in his future endeavours.”

Last season, Carling led Inverness Athletic to their best ever finish in the North Caledonian League of fifth place since they first entered the division in 2016.

Inverness Athletic are now seeking Carling's replacement.

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