Former Carlisle United striker Lee Miller's first managerial job has come to an end.

The ex-Blues centre-forward has today left Falkirk along with joint boss David McCracken.

The Scottish League One side said recent performances by the Bairns had not been good enough.

They said they have acted because "change is required", but thanked the 37-year-old for his long-standing service to the club.

Miller, McCracken and goalkeeping coach Derek Jackson have left following last night's 1-0 defeat at Peterhead.

It was a third defeat in four games, although Falkirk still sit second in the table.

They had been in charge since December 2019, following a month at the interim helm.

Sporting director Gary Holt has taken temporary charge.

Falkirk chairman Gary Deans said: “It’s never easy having to ask people to leave the football club and this is no different.

"Both Lee and David, as well as Derek Jackson, have been good servants to this club but we all must acknowledge that things have not worked out as envisaged.

"Recent performances and results have not been good enough and change is required. 

"We thank all three for their contribution to Falkirk FC over a number of years and wish them well for the future."

Miller, who had previous playing spells with Falkirk, spent three campaigns with Carlisle from 2011-14, scoring 32 goals in 98 appearances after joining from Middlesbrough.

Another ex-Blues figure, meanwhile, has left his job north of the border.

Ex-United assistant and former Gretna boss Davie Irons has stepped down at Stenhousemuir after just over a year-and-a-half in charge.

News and Star: Davie Irons pictured during his time with Carlisle (photo: Stuart Walker)Davie Irons pictured during his time with Carlisle (photo: Stuart Walker)

Chairman Iain McMenemy said: “Everyone at the club will always hold Davie in the highest regard as he has stepped in on two occasions to steady the ship at times when the club needed help.

“However, we are at the stage now where we are looking ahead to next season and feel that this is the right time for the club to make a change and build on the stability that has been established this season."

Irons' last game was a 5-1 thrashing at the hands of Peter Murphy's Annan Athletic last night.

The Scot was briefly academy manager at Carlisle before assisting boss Graham Kavanagh in the 2013/14 League One relegation season.