St.Johnstone have confirmed the appointment of Steve Lomas as their new manager. The Northern Irishman joins the McDiarmid Park side on a two-and-a-half year deal.
The Perth side announced: “St Johnstone Football Club is delighted to announce the appointment of Steve Lomas as the new team Manager. The 37-year-old former Manchester City, West Ham United and Queens Park Rangers midfielder – an experienced Northern Ireland international – joins the club on a two and a half year contract and will be introduced at a press conference shortly.”
Lomas will be joined at the Perth club by former team mate Tommy Wright, acting as his assistant. Wright recently quit as manager of Lisburn Distillery in anticipation of his move across the Irish Sea.
It is another risky appointment for Geoff Brown as the only managerial experience that Lomas has had been with English non-league side St.Neots Town, while he was last employed as reserve coach at West Ham.
Lomas and Wright will take charge of St.Johnstone for the first time in the home match against Aberdeen on 7th November.
Meanwhile club chairman Geoff Brown announced that he was stepping down after 25-years in the role, he is to be succeeded by his son.