CUMNOCK Juniors are on the hunt for a new manager once again.

It comes as the club announced that John Doyle and his coaching team had left the club "by mutual agreement".

The announcement was made this morning, Friday September 15, less than three months after the former St Cadoc's man was appointed.

Doyle came into the role following the shock departure of Brian McGinty - who left the club due to health reasons.

McGinty left only a week after he guided the Nock to Junior Scottish Cup glory.

Doyle was assisted by ex Arthurlie manager Craig Palmer, who also leaves his role at Townhead Park.

The duo worked together at the St Cadoc's last season, leading their charge towards promotion into the West of Scotland Football League's top flight before Doyle was surprisingly "relieved of his duties" on May 7.

Palmer remained on board until the end of the campaign as promotion to the top flight was eventually secured, with the team just missing out on the First Division championship by one point to title-winners Gartcairn.

No further details around the departure of the management team from Cumnock have been disclosed at this stage.

A club statement said: "We would like to inform our members and supporters that manager John Doyle and his coaching team have left the club by mutual agreement.

"We would like to thank John and his team for all their efforts. Thank you."

Doyle departs the club after an indifferent start to the season which has saw Cumnock win two, lose three and draw one of their opening six league matches.

The results see the Townhead Park side sit only one place outside the relegation zone in the WoSFL Premier Division - though with at least one game in hand to every side around them in what is a tightly packed league at this early stage.

The club have yet to confirm who will take charge as they prepare to face East Ayrshire rivals Hurflord at home in the South Challenge Cup this weekend at 2pm.