KELTY Hearts have announced major changes to its club structure this evening (Friday).

The New Central Park side has confirmed that general manager/director Dean McKenzie will be stepping down at the end of the season, as well as sporting director Andrew Barrowman, and first team manager John Potter.

Club captain Michael Tidser is set to replace Potter in the dugout as manager for next season.

Stefan Winiarski has become the club's new managing director, whilst Craig Reynolds takes the role of sporting director.

On its website, the club said it was with a "heavy heart" that general manager Dean McKenzie will step down from his role at the end of the 2022/23 campaign.

The statement said: "Dean has overseen the greatest period of success in the club’s history with two Junior Super League titles before leading them into the pyramid system where the success kept coming in the East Of Scotland, Lowland League and cinch League Two, with the club cementing its place in cinch League One.

"Not only has Dean led a period of success on the pitch, he has been instrumental in turning New Central Park into the fantastic facility that it is today."

Dean McKenzie, himself, stated: "It’s been an absolute honour being part of a fantastic team at this great club over the last nine seasons, there have been many more highs than lows and I’ve got to work with some great people on and off the pitch.

"Kelty will always have a special place in my heart, it means a lot to me and my family. We won’t be strangers and wish the club all the very best for the next instalment in its history.”

Andrew Barrowman has played a "big part in putting into place the long-termfoundations of the club to ensure it operates within its means with sustainable growth," the club said, and he too will leave New Central Park.

First team manager John Potter will be replaced by club captain Michael Tidser next season.

Potter has guided Kelty to eighth place and League One safety this season, with the club stating he has "been a credit to himself and the club over his tenure at New Central Park."

Confirming the outgoings and their replacements, Kelty said: "Dean, Andy and John will step down at the end of the season to allow a handover period and smooth transition into the new era. We wish all three the very best for the future and thank them all for their efforts at the club.

"Dean and Andy have been helping set things up for their departure and the club can announce the addition of Stefan Winiarski as new managing director and Craig Reynolds, sporting director to the board and they will work with fellow board members to lead the club into its next stage.

"Both men will work tirelessly for the football club, having cut their teeth building the Community Club to over 300 members.

"They will bring an energy and new ideas into the boardroom which will stand the club in good stead going forward. We all look forward to working together for the season ahead.

"The club have had many memorable chapters in its time, the switch from Amateur to Junior, the successes in the Super League before embarking on the journey through the pyramid structure into League One, we now look to the next chapter of creating history."