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Cumbernauld Utd move was at the right time, says ex-Thorniewood boss

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Jamie Nesbitt has left Thorniewood after four years to join West of Scotland First Division rivals Cumbernauld United.Nesbitt and assistant Chris Dolan take over from Tony Fraser, who resigned following a 2-1 defeat at home to Whitletts Vics on February 11.The backroom team at Guy’s Meadow will be added to by John Sneddon and Ian Wilson.Nesbitt and Dolan took the team for the 2-2 draw at Blantyre Vics on Saturday, but left immediately after.Jamie said: “We saw the job had been advertiser and felt it was the right time.“We had done a decent bit of work with Thorniewood over the four years that we were there.“We thought that would be the right time to apply, to try something different, and it was great when we got the news towards the back-end of that week that we would become the new management team.“I think we were ready for a new challenge.

It’s new surroundings, new players and a different club. The club is ambitious, so it’s a good opportunity for us.“Cumbernauld has massive potential, they were a Premier League club last year and that’s where we want to try and operate.“You want to test yourself and get to the highest level that you can.”Jamie added: “We took the Thorniewood team on Saturday, remained professional until the end, and put out a team that we felt was good enough to beat Blantyre.“But for a wee error in the second half, we would have won the game.“We wanted to do it properly, not to leave Thorniewood by phoning somebody on the committee and telling them we were resigning, and leave them in the lurch.“We felt we owed it to the players to tell them face to face.“When we went for the Thorniewood interview, the remit was to get them to the Junior Championship, which it was at the time, so job done.”Nesbitt’s

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