There has been a surprise managerial departure in the National League today with the news that FC Halifax boss Jamie Fullarton has left the club with immediate effect.
The former Notts County manager spent seventeen months in the hot seat at The Shay guiding the club to a 15th place finish last season.
Fullarton enjoyed a distinguished playing career, making almost 150 first team appearances for St Mirren, while also representing the likes of Crystal Palace and Brentford as well as French side SC Bastia.
An official statement read, “We’d like to thank Jamie for his contribution and efforts throughout the last season and a half, both on and off the pitch. Having joined the ‘Shaymen’ in the latter stages of the 2017-18 season he retained our position in the National League. Jamie also secured a mid-table position at the end of the 2018/19 campaign, a very commendable achievement.
Jamie has also been responsible for successfully overseeing the transition from part time football to the full time model that we currently have in place.
We’ll seek to appoint a new manager within the coming days, who will shape and finalise the playing squad for the 2019/20 season.
You’ll be updated as soon as we have any meaningful information and we ask for your continued support.”
Today’s news will no doubt create a roadblock to Halifax’s pre-season preparations, with less than a month before the National League season kicks off.