Gary Haveron has spoken for the first time since being axed as Glentoran manager.
Haveron was dismissed after 17 months in the job and has told the News Letter that he gave everything for the club.
He also pointed to injury woes, most significantly to John McGuigan, and said that he wished 'everyone was fully aware of all of the facts.'
“When I arrived we were sitting 11th and now the club stands inside the top six of the Danske Bank Premiership and with an Irish Cup quarter-final tie to come,” he said.
“We secured safety at the end of our first season and then can now point to the league position and Irish Cup run as signs of progress.
“I’m not happy with results this season but we made a bright start before injuries to key personnel led to a plateau. I thank the players for their efforts and, of course, the staff.
“I got a phone call from the chairman and everything is still raw, so I will take a few days to assess everything and how we could have done better.
“But we gave everything to the club, 100 per cent effort towards working for Glentoran.
“I do not believe anyone could have worked harder and I wish everyone was fully aware of all of the facts.
“I’m a passionate and proud man so will take time to mull over the situation.”