St.Mirren ask for applications for manager’s job


Fresh from being relegated to the Championship, St.Mirren have announced via the official club website that they are accepting applications for the manager’s job at the Paisley side.

Despite Gary Teale being handed the job on an interim basis in December, the Saints board have decided against giving him the job permanently although they are expecting Teale to apply for the post.

With their nine year stay in the Scottish top flight at an end, the board issued a statement admitting they made the wrong decisions.

They said: “As a board of directors we have always made what we believed to be the best decisions for the good of the club. This season, unfortunately, we have got some of those decisions wrong, and we hold our hands up and accept responsibility.

“We are now inviting applications from managers interested in managing this great club with first class facilities and excellent young players. The board would like to place on record our thanks to both Gary Teale and David Longwell for taking over the reigns after Tommy Craig’s departure and whilst the job of avoiding relegation proved to be a step too far their commitment, effort and endeavour has been there for all to see.

“We would expect Gary to put his name forward for the vacant manager’s position and we will duly consider his application along with all others we receive.”


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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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