Dec 16 2010 By Euan McLelland
MOTHERWELL FC have backed down in their dispute with Aberdeen over the departure of former first-team manager Craig Brown and assistant Archie Knox.
A spokesperson at Fir Park today (Thursday, December 16) confirmed that the club have ended their feud with Dons officials after the managerial duo's shock move earlier this month.
An official club statement issued this afternoon read: “During a difficult time for Scottish football and when clubs are about to enter discussions on a major league re-structuring, we are of the view that it is not in anyone's best interests for two Scottish Premier League clubs to be involved in an ongoing dispute.
“Following constructive discussions with Aberdeen, we have reached an agreement to draw a line under the matter and have formally withdrawn our complaint to the SPL in relation to their employment of Craig Brown and Archie Knox.
“We have always maintained a good working relationship with Aberdeen and look forward to that continuing in future.
“We strongly believe this action is in the best interests of the club and will make no further comment on the matter. We will now focus all our resources on employing a new management team to take the club forward.”
The Steelmen face Aberdeen at Pittodrie in this week’s round of SPL fixtures.
Fir Park youth coach Gordon Young will continue in charge of the first-team while the club search for Brown's permanent replacement and will be looking for his side to bounce back against Brown after Tuesday night's 2-1 home defeat to high-flying Hearts.