Carrick Rangers boss Gary Haveron has resigned after three years at the club and being in the midst of the most controversial Irish Premiership campaign in living memory.

Haveron, who replaced Michael Hughes as Carrick manager in September 2013, departs the club alongside assistant manager Steven Mills.

The 35-year-old told the Carrickfergus Times he was 'proud' of what he'd achieved at the club - winning the Championship title, the Steel and Sons Cup and the Intermediate Cup, before keeping the club in the top flight this campaign.

“We worked incredibly hard to get to the Premier League and we worked incredibly hard to stay there,” Haveron said.

“The decision to leave the club has been very difficult. But I’m glad we have left on good terms with the people at the club. It was just a difference of how we see things moving forward.”