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Cochrane loses Glenavon position

Terry Cochrane
Terry Cochrane's reign at Mourneview Park was shortlived

Glenavon boss Terry Cochrane has parted company with the club only five months after being appointed to the job.

A Glenavon statement on Wednesday evening said that Cochrane had "left his mutual consent".

Glenavon said that they hoped to confirm the new management structure before the end of this week.

However, Alan Fraser and Stephen McBride, who have been part of Cochrane's backroom team, are being tipped to take over.

Fraser was in charge of Glenavon in the early 1990s and also was part of the staff of previous manager Colin Malone.

Former Northern Ireland international and Glenavon favourite McBride became part of Cochrane's management team during the Spring.

The Glenavon statement said that the club's board of directors thanked "Terry Cochrane for his services and wishes him well in his future career".

Cochrane was a surprise appointment back in January and he came into the job vowing to introduce change at Mourneview Park.

However, the Lurgan Blues continued to struggle in the Carnegie Premier League table and they ended up 12th in the 16-team table.

Cochrane did make the headlines after a number of controversial utterances.

When questioned ahead of Glenavon's final league game of the season against Armagh City, Cochrane told BBC Sport Interactive:"Why do you not go and talk to David Jeffrey? He always has plenty to say.

"It is crazy. Give me 100,000 and I will win you an Irish League title."

Cochrane's Glenavon had been beaten 2-0 by champions Linfield the previous weekend.

There has been speculation in Irish League circles about Cochrane's future in the job in recent weeks and his departure from the role is no great surprise.

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