Shock as former Celtic duo sacked from lower league club

MARK WILSON AND SIMON DONNELLY have been sacked by Brechin City after losing their first two league games of the season. The SPFL League Two club confirmed that the management team had been sacked with immediate effect in what was a shock given the time of the year.

“Brechin City announce that Manager Mark Wilson and Assistant Manager Simon Donnelly have been released from their contracts and have left the Club with immediate effect.

“The Club would like to thank Mark and Simon for their service and will now commence the search for a new Management Team.”

The former Celtic pair are the first managerial casualties of the new season. Donnelly was an integral part of the side that stopped the ten in 1998 and during his time at Celtic made 181 appearances, scoring 42 goals. The former Dundee United Assistant will hopefully be back helping out with media duties for Celtic TV.

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Wilson meanwhile spent six years with Celtic, winning the first of the nine consecutive trophies that have followed.

Donnelly joined in September but will now be served his P45 after a rash decision by the Glebe Park side. The 45-year-old was also recently the Assistant Manager to Jackie McNamara at English League Two side York City but has been out of coaching work since October 2016.

The new management team will need to try and address Brechin’s free-fall since 2018. Back to back relegations were almost followed up with a third, which would have potentially dropped out of the SPFL. Now, they sit at the foot of the table, losing two games in a row.

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