Ayr United manager David Hopkin has stepped down from his position as manager of the club after a poor start to the season.

One point from their opening four league games has left Ayr United in a relegation play-off spot in the Championship.

Tuesday night's defeat to Raith Rovers saw masses of Ayr United fans turn on Hopkin, who took over the role from Mark Kerr in March.

Many of the fans commented that it was time for the club to have a new man in charge in order to see better results.

Ayr United confirmed in a statement that they have parted company with Hopkin.

It read: "Ayr United can confirm that we today have parted company with Manager, David Hopkin.

"Whilst naturally the terms of our discussions with David Hopkin remain confidential, we respect his views and would like to put on record our thanks for his efforts and wish him well for the future.

"Training and match preparation will be co-ordinated by Jim Duffy, John Joyce, Dave Timmins and Derek Stillie over the next period and we very much appreciate their continued support.

"Our games over the next few weeks are of the utmost importance and we urge fans to continue to support us to get through what has been a challenging time at the Club between our Covid issues and recent results.

"We are looking forward to our fans cheering the team on to good results over the coming weeks and months."

Ayr are the fourth club Hopkin has stepped down from since 2018, having left Livingston, Bradford and Morton before taking up the role with The Honest Men.

Ayr are set to host Dunfermline at Somerset Park on Saturday.