Hughes steps down as Waverley manager

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Bruce Hughes has stepped down as Hawick Waverley FC team boss, writes John Slorance.

Paul Brownlee, who was Hughes’ right-hand man throughout last season, is the new man at the helm. Talking of the situation, Hughes, pictured, told the Hawick News: “It’s all down to work commitments that I have finished. I work for Royal Mail and on most Saturday’s I’m working until 2.15pm and this causes problems. I need to be in the changing rooms to talk with the players before a game, but unfortunately I’ve not been able to do this a lot. Whatever I do I like to put 100 per cent into it. However, I’ve not been able to do this with the Waverley manager’s job, so I’ve stood down. It’s as simple as that. I’m remaining with the club as a coach, though, and will be taking training.”

Brownlee, who played East of Scotland League football with Selkirk and was also manager of the Yarrow Park outfit for a spell, could not be contacted before we went to press.