Willie McStay has stepped down from his position as manager of Celtic Nation.

The former Celtic midfielder took the decision after a change in ownership at the English non-league club.

The 52-year-old - who has also spent time in charge at Ross County and Hungarian club Ujpest - moved to the Carlisle-based club in September, appointing former Hibernian defender David Farrell as his assistant. His appointment also resulted in Scottish players such as Colin McMenamin and Willie Gibson joining the club.

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However, McStay and his backroom team have also chosen to leave the club after it was confirmed that erstwhile Queen of the South defender Stephen Skinner has taken over as owner. A statement last night read: "The club can assure supporters that Celtic Nation will continue to move forwards and aim for promotion."