Shock as manager Watson steps down


Banchory St Ternan are now looking for their third manager this season after the shock resignation of Craig Watson.

Watson made the difficult decision to contact President John Watson last week to tender his resignation due to work commitments.

He met the committee and players at training ahead of the Dyce game to break the news and to explain his decision.

Watson said on his departure: “This is by far the hardest decision I have made but I felt I had to move on for the best of the club and myself. From the day I joined the club I always maintained it was a sleeping giant and come time I’m sure they will be superleague champions.

“I wish Andy, Martin, the players and committee all the very best for the future.”

Watson arrived at the club in August 2002 before hanging up his boots and taking on the Assistant Manager’s job under Paddy O’Donnell.

He then progressed to the Manager’s position which he held for two seasons from 2004-2006, before resigning to take on a coaching role at Aberdeen FC.

However, due to increasing work commitments he left that post a few months later, returning to Milton Park as Assistant Manager to Steve Scott, and then being appointed Manager again in October on the departure of Scott.

A statement issued by Banchory St Ternan read: “The club fully understand and respect Craig’s decision and wish him all the best for the future. No doubt we will see him at Milton from time to time in the future.”