Ayr United Parts Company with Lee Bullen

Monday 15 January 2024

Ayr United Parts Company with Lee Bullen

Ayr United confirms it has parted company with Head Coach Lee Bullen after 2 years in the role.

Chairman David Smith said "It is undeniable that the club is unrecognisable from the one Lee walked in to over 2 years ago and this is testament to his work throughout his time as Head Coach.

Lee embodies the #WeAreUnited and has been a terrific ambassador for the football club. He has delivered the on-field targets set by the board throughout his time in charge from avoiding relegation in the 2021/22 season, to overachieving on expectations with a 2nd place finish last season, in addition to generating a significant player sale for the first time in many years.

The relationship with the Academy has never been stronger and much of that is down to Lee's time and effort in developing that link. Few will know the personal sacrifices he has made to make our club better.

Despite having the obvious challenge of recruiting a new midfield given injuries at the start of the season, ultimately on-field results over a sustained period of time have not been good enough and it is with real regret that we have come to this decision."

The club would like to thank Lee for all his hard work over the last 2 years and wishes him every success in the future.

The club has started a recruitment process to identify a new Head Coach but will also welcome applications from candidates with the relevant level of experience. Interested parties should contact the club on applications@ayrunitedfc.co.uk

The club would also like to take this opportunity, once again, to highlight that abuse of any individual is not acceptable.

Lee has been subject to abuse both online and in stadiums over recent weeks. Nobody deserves any form of abuse, it is never justifiable and we urge supporters to challenge this type of behaviour whenever they see or hear it.