Brechin City part company with manager Jim Weir

Jim Weir looks frustrated on the Brechin touchline
Jim Weir looks frustrated on the Brechin touchline

Brechin City have parted company with manager Jim Weir following poor results and say they will act quickly to appoint a successor.

The Hedgemen have suffered four straight defeats in Division Two.

And chairman Ken Ferguson told his club website: "Football is a results-driven game and, after a string of poor results, the club has parted company with manager Jim Weir.

"We will now look to engage a new manager to take the club forward."

Former St Mirren defenders Andy Millen and Kevin McGowne, who were part of Weir's coaching team, "will take on caretaker roles to attend to team affairs whilst the club seek a replacement".

The 43-year-old Weir took charge at Glebe Park after being sacked by Arbroath following their relegation from the Second Division.

Weir, whose first job in management was with Montrose, led City to the promotion play-offs in 2011, losing in the final to Ayr United.

It was this weekend's 3-0 defeat away to the same opponents that sealed the departure of the former Hamilton Academical, Hearts and St Johnstone defender.

Weir had been quoted in newspapers saying that the result, which leaves City third from bottom, could cost him his job.

"We wish to thank Jim for the good times we have enjoyed over the past two and a bit seasons and extend our best wishes to Jim for the future," added Ferguson.

"In what will undoubtedly be a difficult season, we look to lift the squad to face the challenges that lie ahead."