Former Irvine Victoria Manager Brian McLuckie says enough was enough after a fallout at the club saw him resign over preseason fixtures.

Vic’s announced last week the shock departure of McLuckie and assistant manager Mark McCann, who both resigned with immediate effect.

The fallout allegedly came from a date clash which saw the Westenders unable to play their annual Sheena Thomson memorial match against Saltcoats Victoria.

The match has been a regular occurrence since 2016 in honour of Thomson, who was a key part of both clubs. Vic’s were unable to play in the memorial fixture due to their agreement to play in the Portland Cup on the same weekend at the start of July.

McLuckie said: “There was a disagreement over some fixtures, that was it simply. I had offered several compromises and we could not come to a solution, so I just thought enough is enough is enough.

“I had some quite bad personal news recently as well which put things into perspective. So, I just decided I did not have time for that.

“I would like to thank everyone at the club for the opportunity. “

McLuckie joined the club in 2018, back when the side where still in the juniors and guided them to safety in the Championship during his first season.

He said: “When we came in, we were left with two players and we changed the full format from what was there before.

“The budget is not the biggest in the world so that comes with its own constraints. So we decided on developing young players and see where we go from there.

“We managed to keep the Vic’s up for the first time ever in the Championship, which was a huge achievement.

“I have also managed to bring through a lot of good young players such as Martin McDonald, Hamish McKinlay and Ross McKenzie, who have all gone on to play at higher levels. “

As Vic’s start the search for a

new manager, they said any interested parties are to get in touch by email via