Cowdenbeath sack manager Colin Nish after relegation

Colin Nish
Colin Nish's time at Cowdenbeath has ended

Cowdenbeath have parted with player-manager Colin Nish after their relegation from Scottish League One.

It was their second demotion in consecutive seasons, with the 35-year-old striker having taken over last summer after the exit of Jimmy Nicholl.

"We enjoyed a spell as challengers for a play-off place, which was the target," said a club statement.

"But ultimately form tailed off and we suffered this further demotion and the contract would not be renewed."

Assistant manager Jason Dair has agreed to act as caretaker manager until a permanent successor is appointed.

"Colin came in at a point where the club was to an extent in transition after three seasons in the Championship and thus he was faced with a number of challenges in his first managerial role," added Cowdenbeath.

The Blue Brazil finished second bottom of League One and lost their two-leg play-off semi-final against Queen's Park, who finished fourth in the division below.

Nish began his career with neighbours Dunfermline Athletic and had spells with Alloa Athletic, Clyde, Kilmarnock, Hibernian, Hartlepool United, Dundee and Dumbarton.

He left the Sons to join then Championship rivals Cowdenbeath as a player in January 2015.