Kevin Harper is well known in league two for his role of helping to save Albion Rovers from dreaded relegation. He served as the boss of this team, shaping them into an improved force. However, this did not stop the Rovers from consistently being stuck in the bottom tier of league two.
Fans of the team were shocked to learn a recent announcement that Kevin Harper has now left Albion Rovers with immediate effect. His contract was close to expiration and Harper decided not to renew it. Pundits have speculated that the main reason is his failure to move Rovers further up the table.
Recently Harper explained his frustration at the team still being stuck in 9th place. At the start of the season he told Lanarkshire Live Sport that his future with the team was uncertain. The fact that pro football faces an uncertain future due to its postponement may also have been a factor in his decision to leave.
Harper was a popular figure in the world of Scottish football. His leaving of the Rovers was not widely predicted by experts in the sport or fans. The sudden nature of the announcement has led to an outpouring of surprise and disappointment on social media. Harper’s ability to turn the Rovers around and improve their overall performance made him very popular. The club will now have to search for a team boss of the same calibre.
The board of directors has explained that they saw much potential in Harper and desired for his contract to be extended. However, the two parties were unable to agree on terms that were mutually acceptable. It is uncertain if Harper plans to move to another team or simply take a break from professional football altogether. Either way his career in the sport will not progress until the recent postponement on pro football is lifted.