SAUCHIE have confirmed they have parted company with assistant manager Adrian Hanson by mutual consent.

The news comes fresh off the back of the Red's defeat to Bonnyrigg Rose on Saturday, but the club insist the decision was purely down to personal reasons.

Brought to the side by ex-gaffer Fraser Duncan four years ago, Hanson helped to oversee the move to the senior set up and Iain Diack's first steps into management.

Striker Darren Cummings, who has been helping with training, will temporarily step up in Hanson's absence.

Hanson told Advertiser Sport: "Everything has a shelf life and I just feel my time was up.

"It's been a real pleasure working with Iain and all of the boys and that's what I'll miss the most.

"I wish Sauchie all the best and hope they push on and secure a top five place."

Noel Dalli, club chairman, added: "I had the chat with Adrian on Monday afternoon and the decision was down to his work and family commitments.

"He's been a wee bit concerned about things since Christmas and was having to leave training early due to what he had on outside of football.

"We are sorry to see him go, but obviously if he wasn't enjoying it then that's not conducive to a successful environment.

"We thank Adrian for his efforts over the last few years and wish him all the best for the future."