Colin Fortune has officially left Athlone Town FC, a statement from the club’s board confirmed last Thursday.
In the statement the club commended Fortune for his service as both manager and as head coach.
“During his time as a player and much-respected coach Colin has been exceptional for Athlone Town AFC both on and off the field. There can be no doubt that Colin, a native of the town, provided the club with a sterling service and conducted himself in a most dignified manner during what were exceptionally trying times. The club can only offer its gratitude to Colin and wish him and his family the very best for the future,” the statement read.
Fortune released a statement of his own in which he thanked everyone involved with the club, particularly the staff, players, and fans.
“I would like to thank all the supporters for their support and help through what were difficult times, and I would encourage you to continue your support for the club,” it read.
The board of Athlone Town FC say their search for a new manager is ongoing and that they hope to make an announcement in relation to the position shortly.