New manager appointed

Following a meeting of the St. Duthus F.C. committee, it is with great delight that we can confirm the permanent appointment of Alan Geegan as First Team Manager.

Alan, who took the management reigns along with Justin Rogers on a temporary basis at the end of September, has steered Saints to four points from their last two games. Having earned a point away to Invergordon on the 2nd October, the team followed up immediately by recording an impressive 4-2 win over Alness United in Tain.

Justin Rogers will also take on a new role as assistant manager, having rejoined the club as a coach in the summer. It is expected that the manager will seek a third coach to join the set up in the coming weeks.

Above: First team manager Alan Geegan (right) and assistant Justin Rogers (left)

Speaking on behalf of the Saints committee, chairperson Niall Harkiss said;

"We are delighted to have Alan and Justin committed to Saints going forward, and we are now looking forward to seeing the team develop and prosper under their management. In Alan, we have a manager with a lot of experience of football at this level, a good rapport with the players and a keenness to progress. The response we have seen from the squad over the past couple of weeks is evidence of that and it is with our full support that we wish them every success in their new roles."

The new manager admits he wasn't expecting the appointment so soon.

"Although the job opportunity came sooner than expected, it was a chance I couldn't turn down. Given the squad and relationship I have with the players and the club, I didn't have to think twice about the interim role and I am delighted that the appointment has now been made permanent. The reaction from the players has been brilliant, and the hard work continues from here.  It will be business as usual with the standards and attitudes they have shown me last two weeks. I'm all about hard work, as hard work brings results."

Photo credit: Donald Cameron (NOREMAC PIX)

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