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Raith Rovers manager Barry Smith resigns

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Barry Smith has resigned his role as manager of Raith Rovers despite their impressive start to the Scottish League One season.

Smith was appointed Raith Rovers manager in 2017 after the club was relegated from the Scottish Championship.

Raith Rovers have 11 points and are unbeaten after five matches. They sit second in the Scottish League One table, behind Arbroath who also have 11 points but superior goal difference.

However, It appears unreconcilable differences between the manager and the club board made the 44-year-old to resign his position. Sky Sports reports.

Raith Rovers released a statement that read: “The board of Raith Rovers Football Club have this evening reluctantly accepted the resignation of manager Barry Smith.

“Kevin Cuthbert has agreed to be in charge of all football matters for the game on Saturday against Ross County.

“The board are now considering all options for taking the club forward. Further information will be issued in due course.”