The former Scotland international right winger had been in charge at Dunfermline since May 2015. Johnston guided the club from Scottish League One to the Scottish Championship in his first season.
In a short statement posted on their website, Dunfermline announced that they’d parted company with Johnston and Assistant Manager Sandy Clark. Clark also turned out for the Gers, as did his son Nicky. The Pars currently sit 7th in the Scottish Championship.
Club Chairman, Ross McArthur said: “I wish to place on record our sincere thanks to Allan and Sandy for their considerable efforts on behalf of our club. We wish them well in the future.
Stevie Crawford has agreed today to take charge of the team for Saturday’s visit to Tannadice.”
Allan Johnston came through at Hearts and showed extreme promise very early in his footballing career. After moves to France with Rennes and down South with Sunderland, he arrived at Rangers at the end of the 99-00 season.
Johnston scored three times for Rangers, twice in the Champions League and once in the Scottish Cup. He then moved on to Middlesbrough at the end of the 00-01 season. Amazingly the man who signed him approaching 19 years ago, Dick Advocaat, returned to management this year with FC Utrecht.
Former striker Sandy Clark had a spell at Rangers in the 80s, playing over 60 times and scoring over 20 goals.
We wish them all the best in their future management careers.
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