Former Rangers star Jonatan Johansson has quit his post as Head Coach of Motherwell's under-20 squad.


The Finn, who took over the newly-created position in 2012, announced his decision on Twitter.

He said: "After careful consideration I have decided to move on from my post as the U20s manager. I would like to thank Motherwell FC for giving me the opportunity to develop and learn from some great coaches for three successful seasons.

"Also, I would like to thank [everyone] at the club for their support and help. I would especially like to thank all the young players that I have worked with, you have really inspired and improved me."

Former Motherwell centre-half and captain Stephen Craigan, who had been involved in the Northern Ireland youth set-up, has been appointed as his replacement.

Johansson becomes the latest member of Motherwell's backroom staff to leave the club after the departure of head of recruitment Gary Owers to Gateshead and goalkeeping coach Gordon Marshall to Aberdeen last week. The Steelmen have already moved to replace Marshall, with former Cardiff City goalkeeping coach Jim Hollman making the move to Lanarkshire.