JASON DAIR has departed East of Scotland League, Premier Division outfit Inverkeithing Hillfield Swifts, the club have confirmed.

In the last few minutes, they have released a statement which said they have "mutually agreed to part ways".

It comes ahead of their scheduled league match at Glenrothes tomorrow (Saturday), with the former Dunfermline and Raith Rovers star's last game in charge being a 3-1 loss at home to Hutchison Vale last weekend.

In their statement, Swifts said: "The club want to announce that The Swifts and Jason Dair have mutually agreed to part ways.

"We appreciate Jason's contributions and dedication to the team during his tenure.

"We wish Jason all the best in his future endeavours and we will provide further updates in due course. Thank you for your continued support."

In May, the former Dunfermline and Raith Rovers player was announced as the Swifts' new manager, working alongside his brother, Lee, after the departure of Craig Morrison, and his coaching team of Iain Mauchlen and Stuart Innes.

Dair, who worked at East End as a coach when current Rosyth boss, Stevie Crawford, was in charge, previously took charge of the likes of Oakley United, Dundonald Bluebell and Hill of Beath Hawthorn.

After leaving the latter, he took over at the Swifts, commenting at the time: "At the Swifts, it's all about progression and bringing young players through. We've got a very young squad, so it's refreshing working with working all the young boys."

During 13 league games in charge, he oversaw three wins, two draws and eight losses, which leaves the Swifts 13th in the table, one place and five points above the relegation zone.

Although they were knocked out of the Alex Jack Cup in the first round, Swifts have progressed to the fifth round of the East of Scotland Qualifying Cup, thanks to wins over Whitburn, Pumpherston and Fauldhouse United.

In their first game following Dair's departure, on Saturday, Swifts fell to a 4-1 loss at Glenrothes, leaving them just two points above the bottom three, and the relegation zone.

When approached by Press Sport, Dair declined to comment, whilst the club themselves have also been approached for comment.