ARTHURLIE sacked manager Sandy MacLean at the weekend after another disappointing result.

A 4-3 defeat at Dunterlie at the hands of Super League Premier Division leaders Petershill proved to be the final nail in the coffin for MacLean - who has only been in the hotseat for 16 months.

But the Arthurlie board has wasted no time in filling the vacant position, with former boss Mark Cameron taking up the role.

The first challenge for the re-instated gaffer is a Central League Cup tie at home against Yoker on Saturday.

However, Sandy wants to prove his doubters wrong and get back into football as soon as possible.

The defiant manager was shown the door at Dunterlie on Saturday - just over a year since being handed the reigns - after the 4-3 defeat at the hands of league leaders Petershill.

The Lie currently sit in ninth position in the Super League Premier Division and were dumped out of the Scottish Cup last weekend, but the board's decision has still come as a major shock.

MacLean told Barrhead Sport: "We have under-performed this season, it is not a case that we do not have the players - everyone knows that.

"But for a club this size to give a manager just 16 months is no time at all.

"Last season we were second in the league and won two trophies, so that would suggest that I can do the job.

"Looking ahead, you never know what can happen in football but if someone offers me something then it would be foolish to just knock it back because I might want a bit of a break.

"So I will look at every option that presents itself.

"In many ways this has given me a chance to go and prove people at Arthurlie wrong.

"Since the news came out, I have been inundated with calls and texts of support for me, so that's perhaps re-invigorated my enthusiasm for the game as well."