Scotzine has covered womens football for many years now and during that time I had the pleasure to talk to Eddie Wolecki Black in his capacity then as head coach of Glasgow City on many occasions. So I was shocked to hear about Eddie’s stroke at the weekend.
At half time, Eddie took ill and was taken to hospital in Kirkcaldy before being transferred to Edinburgh’s Western General Hospital according to the League One club.
It was later announced that the Airdrie head coach had suffered a stroke and knowing him for several years that came as a massive shock especially given at 50 years of age – he was fit and healthy.
Speaking to the official club website, Diamonds chairman Tom Wotherspoon, said: “In the fullness of time we look forward to seeing him back in the job he loves but for now all that matters is his return to good health.
“Over the weekend we have been inundated by kind messages of support from throughout the coaching community and Scottish football as a whole that have shown how highly Eddie is regarded.
“We would like to thank everyone who contacted us, coaches and players, fans of our own club and supporters of others, and we will pass on all of the good wishes to Eddie in due course.”
Anyone who sat down with Eddie to talk about the game knows how passionate he is about football, about the players that were under his charge and hopefully Eddie returns to the game sooner rather than later. But above all I hope he recovers fully.
My thoughts go out to Eddie, his wife Emma, friends and family during this time.