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Ross County name Willie McStay as their new manager

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Ross County have appointed former Celtic reserve coach Willie McStay as their new manager. McStay will take charge of the team in Sunday’s ALBA Challenge Cup Final against Queen of the South at McDiarmid Park.

Ross County chairman, Roy MacGregor said, “We are delighted to have moved quickly to secure the services of a manager of Willie’s calibre. There has been a huge amount of interest in this post, reflecting the high regard in which this club is held in the football world. From the candidates we interviewed we feel Willie’s experience and approach best suits the club and what we are working to achieve here. He obviously joins us in an exciting week with a cup final as his first match in charge, but his clear priority in coming weeks will be progress and consistency in our First Division campaign.”

Mr MacGregor added, “We would like to thank everyone who has expressed an interest in this post. Our thanks also go to Craig Brewster for taking charge of the team over the past few weeks.”

McStay started his managerial career at Irish outfit Sligo Rovers between 1992 and 1994, leading the side to a historic treble in season 1993-1994.

He returned to Celtic in 1994, to work as youth team coach for 13 years and he managed Celtic Reserves between 2007 and 2009. He then managed Hungarian outfit Ujpest FC from April 2009-July 2010, before returning to Celtic briefly to manage the reserve side.

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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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