Falkirk FC can confirm that Assistant Manager, Gordon Young and Fitness Coach, Thomas Ritchie have left the club.

We wish to place on record our thanks to both Gordon and Thomas for their work during their time at the Falkirk Stadium and in particular, our gratitude to the pair who continued to lead our first team following the departure of Paul Hartley last week.

We can also confirm that as part of the managerial change within the club, Richard Mitchell’s Scouting Agreement has been terminated. Assistant Manager Darren Taylor will take a strong lead on recruitment and both he and Ray will work closely in identifying targets moving forward.

Ray and Darren already have a strong recruitment network in place in Scotland, England and Europe and the club will work with them on how they want to progress this over the months ahead.

For our new management team, the work began at The Falkirk Stadium yesterday morning. Ray McKinnon will hold his first media conference as Falkirk manager this afternoon.