Dark clouds descending on Drumahoe

Photo by TONY HENDRON, Presseye.com
Photo by TONY HENDRON, Presseye.com

HOT on the heels of the club’s relegation back to Championship One, Institute Football Club appears to be sailing into unchartered waters.

Rumours continue to circulate in relation to both the club’s management team and, indeed, strife at boardroom level.

It’s also been suggested that two unnamed members of the Board have already resigned before the current campaign draws to a close with trips to Dungannon Swifts and Coleraine still to come.

Team boss, Paul Kee, made it abundantly clear following Saturday’s home defeat by Ballymena United, that he had no intention of resigning, despite the fact that the club has failed to record a win over the last 24 league games.

He did admit that there had been “discontent” both on the terraces and in the Boardroom with differing opinions on how the club should be moving forward.

However, there has also been speculation that the club could actually go out of existence, such is the vast differences of opinion among the current directors.

One source close to the Drumahoe club, insisted that the club would always remain in place and, indeed, would remain based at the Riverside Stadium.

“There are a number of issues which will be sorted out, probably at the annual general meeting next month,” he said.

“Obviously, there are issues concerning the performance of the team, given that we haven’t won a game since last October, but there are also issues relating to the very identify of the club and, indeed, it’s youth academy,” he added.