After weeks of speculation linking him to the job, Kris Hunter has left Fraserburgh to take the reins at Formartine United.
Following the departure of former Aberdeen and Inverness CT manager Steven Paterson last month Hunter was touted as the favourite for the job.
A club statement released on Monday night read:
“Fraserburgh FC have agreed a compensation figure with Formartine Utd for Kris Hunter and Mike Cormack as their new management team.
“Also leaving the club for North Lodge are our backroom staff, Eck Whyte, Duncan Allan and Paul Swanston.
“We would like to place on record our sincere thanks to all five for their hard work and achievements in the time they spent at Bellslea Park.
“Despite trying hard to persuade Kris to stay at the club his decision to leave for Formartine Utd was accepted and we wish him and his staff the very best of luck and look forward to meeting with them again in the new season.
“We will not be advertising for applicants for the role as manager and instead will go with our tried and tested route of getting someone that knows the club and how we operate. We hope to appoint our manager in the next week or so in time for our next game against Inverurie Loco Works on Saturday 18th April.”
Hunter’s last game in charge of Fraserburgh was a 2-2 draw last week with Cove Rangers as Saturday’s fixtures with Fort William was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch at Claggan Park.
The fixture has been rearranged to be played on Saturday 9 May, meanwhile a date and venue has also been set for the Morrison Motors Aberdeenshire Shield final.
Fraserburgh will face Turiff United at Deveronvale’s Princess Royal Park in Banff on Saturday 25 April with a 3:00 kick off.
For Hunter, who had been manager of Fraserburgh for nearly four years, his first fixture in charge of Formartine will also be at Princess Royal Park as his new side travel to face Deveronvale in the Highland League this weekend.