Celtic legend Broony appointed Ayr United’s new manager

Former Celtic captain Scott Brown has this evening been officially confirmed by Ayr United as their new manager. In a statement published on the Championship club’s official website the news broke that Broony was back in the material game after he was sacked by Fleetwood Town earlier this season.

Fleetwood Town manager Scott Brown applauds the fans after the Emirates FA Cup Second Round match between Ebbsfleet United and Fleetwood Town at Stonebridge Road on November 27, 2022. (Photo by Henry Browne/Getty Images)

The club’s statement reads as follows:

Ayr United are delighted to announce Scott Brown and Steven Whittaker as the club’s new management team, joining as Head Coach and Assistant Head Coach on contracts until at least June 2026.

Following the announcement, Club Chairman David Smith said “I am delighted to welcome Scott and Steven as the new management team. We have had a busy eight days conducting informal conversations and more formal interviews with a number of very credible candidates and Scott and Steven showed lots of positive attributes that made them the preferred candidates for the club.

“They are clear in the messages they want to communicate to the players and will use the staff group that we have assembled to the fullest in order to improve players and achieve performances and results on the pitch. They have a very good personal and working relationship and were very clear on how their dynamic works.

“We are delighted to secure their services and are very much looking forward to working with them going forward.”

Managing Director, Graeme Mathie said: “I’m really looking forward to working with Scott and Steven. Following their successful playing careers, both have undertaken coaching roles alongside gaining their coaching qualifications; Scott at Aberdeen before joining Fleetwood as Head Coach and Steven at Dunfermline in the Scottish Championship.

“Having both played at the very highest level they are both aware of the standards required to be successful, and – whilst we won’t be able to provide the luxury of some of the resources they’ve enjoyed previously – they have shown an ability to adapt to the environments they have been working in when required.

“This is an exciting appointment for Ayr United and I have no doubt will be remembered as an exciting period of time on our journey.”

 Scott Brown and Mikael Lustig of Celtic lift the trophy in victory after the Betfred Cup Final between Celtic and Aberdeen at Hampden Park on December 2, 2018. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

On Saturday Ayr Utd defeated Kelty Hearts 3-0 in the 4th Round of the Scottish Cup. Their reward for that was an away tie against theRangers at Ibrox on 10 February and Broony will be looking forward to that already.

We wish him the best of luck down at Somerset Park.


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