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Christie quits as Bairns chairman

Campbell Christie
Christie thinks John Hughes will carry on as manager

Campbell Christie has stood down as Falkirk chairman, but manager John Hughes has vowed not to quit the club.

Christie announced that he was leaving the post following Saturday's 1-0 loss to Rangers in the Scottish Cup final.

The former general secretary of the Scottish Trades Union Congress is succeeded in the role by the club's finance director, Martin Ritchie.

Meanwhile, Hughes said: "I am no quitter. I will be Falkirk manager until someone tells me otherwise."

Hughes has been linked with the managerial vacancies at Aberdeen and former club Hibernian.

But Christie said: "I have been reading in the paper that there is an interest in him.

"But he is still under contract with us. We expect that he will be our manager in this coming season. I think that it is a lot of paper talk.

"But, anyway, who knows. He has been with us for five years. He is into his sixth year and no doubt people are saying that he has been here a long time.

"But, as far as we are concerned, he is our manager - no indication that there will be any change in that going into next season."



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