Former Celtic B Team boss Tommy McIntyre joins Queen’s Park

Former Celtic B Team Head Coach Tommy McIntyre is back in the game after leaving Celtic earlier this season as he has been appointed by Queen’s Park FC as their Head of Coaching at the ambitious Glasgow club’s Academy.

Tommy McIntyre will take charge of and assist all coaches from U15 up to and including Young Queen’s Park. Previously Tommy worked at the Scottish Football Association where he was responsible for Scottish youth development. From 2009, he worked in various positions at Celtic, most recently as head coach of Celtic B. He began his career as a professional football player in 1983 at Aberdeen, under Sir Alex Ferguson, and later played for Hibernian and Airdrieonians.

McIntyre will work alongside Marijn Beuker, Queen’s Park’s Director of Football Operations who joined the club last November from Dutch club AZ Alkmaar, where he previously worked in the role of Sport Development Director.

Speaking of the appointment of the former Celtic B Team manager, Beuker told the official Queen’s Park website: “The last few months we have been busy building the football organisation to make us ready for the future, with a lot of focus on innovative training methods, science, and data-analysis.

“With the addition of Thomas Ruensink and another coordinator who will be announced soon to lead the youth/pro program, I was looking for an experienced top coach with specific expertise, who understands Scottish Football and can act as a sounding board for all staff. Tommy fits that profile fantastically.”

Tommy was clearly delighted to be back in football after leaving Celtic, saying that it is “honour working in this innovative and forward-thinking club” before adding:

“I’m delighted to be joining Queen’s Park Football Club. It’s an honour and a privilege to be working with such an innovative and forward-thinking club. Over the last few months, I held extensive discussions with Marijn, where he outlined the club’s vision and plans.

Marijn Beuker and Tommy McIntyre at work at Queen’s Park.

“I’m excited and passionate about being given the opportunity to become part of that. Everyone within the club has given me such a warm welcome and l thank the many people who helped in making this happen. Now I’m looking forward to getting to down to work.”

We wish Tommy all the very best in his new role.

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