Tranent Juniors set to appoint new manager after former Hearts striker Calum Elliot resigns

The club today announced the shock departure of the former Hearts striker after two years in charge of the club and said the process to find a successor was already underway.

“Tranent Juniors can confirm that Calum Elliot has resigned as manager with immediate effect,” read the club’s statement.

“The club would like to express their thanks to Calum for his time with us and wish him all the best for the future. The recruitment process for Calum’s successor is already underway with an update to follow in due course.

The club got off to a good start to life in the fifth tier with three wins and a draw and following the opening day defeat to title favorites East Kilbride. They’re in eighth place with 10 points, but are two games behind most teams above them.

An ambitious young manager who rose through the ranks quickly, Eliot grew up in the south-west of the capital and spent eight years interrupted by injury at Hearts.

He started his coaching career when he was still in his twenties after being forced to retire as a player due to knee injuries.

Calum Elliot has resigned as manager of Tranent Juniors

After hanging up his boots at Raith Rovers in 2015, Elliot became manager of Edinburgh United when the club was still in the juniors and he hasn’t looked back since.

He was well-supported financially at Forrester’s Park but brought in the right players at the right time to put his side ahead in a thrilling three-way chase for the East of Scotland Premier Division title last season involving Penicuik Athletic and Linlithgow Rose.

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