Cove Rangers manager John Sheran is recovering after suffering a heart attack.
John, who took ill while at home with his family on Sunday morning, has had two stents inserted to aid his recovery and is now recuperating in hospital in Aberdeen.
The 58-year-old was in the dug-out on Saturday as Cove beat Clachnacuddin 2-1 at the Balmoral Stadium in their final Highland League match of the season.
After the game the Granite City outfit were presented with the trophy for winning the league.
Cove Rangers chairman Keith Moorhouse said: “Everyone at the club sends their support to John and wishes him a speedy recovery.
“We would request that everyone respects his desire for privacy.”
On Saturday Cove play Lowland League champions East Kilbride in the first leg of the pyramid play-off tie at K Park.
The winner of the tie will face League Two’s bottom side for a place in next season’s SPFL.
Assistant manager Graeme Mathieson will be in charge of the team while John recovers.
Highland League secretary Rod Houston admitted he was shocked to hear the news having been at Cove’s title presentation on Saturday.
He took the time to wish John well and hopes he can make a quick recovery.
Houston said: “The league is shocked to hear of John’s illness.
“Everyone connected with the Highland League would like to wish John a speedy and complete recovery.
“I was at their game on Saturday and he was in good form as you would expect.
“It was a big day for his club as they received the championship trophy for the first time at the Balmoral Stadium.
“Hopefully he can recover in time and hopefully be able to enjoy the end of season games Cove have ahead.
“It is a shock to the Highland League and it gives everyone a sense of proportion and perspective and again I hope John can make a speedy and complete recovery.”
East Kilbride manager Stuart Malcolm has also wished John a speedy recovery.
Although the sides are set to meet at the weekend Malcolm believes football is irrelevant at a time like this.
He said: “John’s health is the most important thing at this time.
“Football doesn’t matter when you hear about things like this.
“Everyone at East Kilbride would like to wish John well and we hope he has a speedy recovery.
“It’s devastating news really and when something like this happens it puts football in perspective really.
“The health and wellbeing of people is the most important thing when this happens and we hope John makes a speedy recovery.
“I know John has done a fantastic job as manager of Cove and I have a huge amount of respect for him so that’s why the news about his health is difficult to take in.
“We play Cove on Saturday, but any glamour or excitement around that game has been taken away because John is lying in hospital.”