Ton youth director resigns

Published: 4 Oct 2011 12:005 comments

MORTON'S youth development director has resigned, it has been announced.

A statement on the club's official website confirmed that John Laird had parted company with Ton, citing family reasons and additional business interests.

It said: "We received an email from John Laird two weeks ago advising that, with regret, he had to tender his resignation with immediate effect from his position as Director of Youth due to increased business commitments coupled with family illness.

"We have been speaking to John over this two week period to see if there was some way that he could remain at the club while taking a temporary 'back seat'.

"Unfortunately, John felt that any kind of compromise would see him unable to give his usual 100 per cent commitment, and that this would not be fair on those involved with the youth teams."

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  • 1968johnmac
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    Oct 4, 13:32
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    Hamilton bound maybe!!!!!

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  • Craig510
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    Oct 4, 14:32
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    I'd like to have read about the club's plans to fill the vacancy left by John Laird. The youth system seems to have gathered some momentum and the set up is the best it has been in a long time. Surely the club has someone in mind to take over the role?

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  • johnmcaughey
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    Oct 4, 17:27
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    Wonder why the team swings from one end to the other, if they loose by a goal I could understand, but 4-0, 5-0. crazy

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  • dennyton
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    Oct 4, 18:49
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    i would love to see Warren Hawke in this role, as well as being a Ton legend he has loads of experience in youth development. There seems to be a good group of youngsters that John Laird has assembled and it would be a shame if his good work was just shelved and the most promising players left for more progressive clubs.

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  • 1968johnmac
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    Oct 5, 16:18
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    What about Joe Mclauhghlin? loads of experience, an ex player and local boy.

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