Jim Jefferies agrees contract extension at Dunfermline


dunfermlinefcDunfermline manager Jim Jefferies has agreed a contract extension with the East End Park side, along with assistant Neil McCann, which means the duo will stay on until summer 2015.

The former Hearts manager has been in charge at the League One side since March 2012, and led them through administration.

Speaking after he signed his contract extension, Jefferies said: “I have really enjoyed my time at Dunfermline and, before I came to this club, I never envisioned myself staying in the game until 2015. But the new owners, Pars United, were keen for me to stay and I am excited about the challenge of getting the club back to where it belongs.

“The new contract lasts for another 18 months and hopefully by that time I’ll have had enough. There’s nothing cast in stone but I had sort of wanted to go until I was about 62. Well, my 63rd birthday has just past and I will be a few months short of 65 at the end of this contract – so that should be that.

“I certainly don’t see myself as a Sir Alex Ferguson or a Craig Brown… our training ground at Pitreavie doesn’t have the facilities for a 70-year-old manager. I’m not saying I wouldn’t stay in football, but maybe in the management side that would be a good way to end. We’ll see and I’ll make that decision nearer the time.”


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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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