Cowdenbeath FC today appointment Gary Bollan as their new manager.
The club revealed that they had received 44 applications for the post, with many of the applicants having managed at senior level in Scotland. A short leet was then drawn up and following a selection process and interviews, Gary Bollan was appointed.
Bollan, 44, played as a defender and in a long senior career featured in Scotland’s top flight for Dundee United, Rangers, Livingston, St Johnstone and Motherwell. He was capped 17 times at under-21 level by Scotland.
He took his first steps onto the coaching ladder with Clyde. In 2009, Gary was appointed manager of Livingston and he guided the club to successive Championship successes in the Third and Second Divisions.
He next took charge at Airdrie and steered the club away from the relegation zone. Gary latterly was at Forfar who he took to promotion last season with victory in the play-offs.
Overall Gary’s record in management in Scotland is highly impressive with a 45% win percentage and even those used to succeeding using casino apps would be impressed by that win percentage.
Cowdenbeath Chairman Donald Findlay today welcomed Gary to the Club.
“I am really glad to be able to now confirm Gary’s appointment as our new manager,” Findlay said.
“He has an absolute wealth of experience and great knowledge of the players and teams in our Division and above. He also very much has a proven track record.
“He really impressed at interview by setting out clearly his plans for the club and his determination to succeed.
“His people have already been watching us in the past couple of games. At present we are bottom of the League, but with two thirds of the season ahead, we now move forward with renewed impetus under Gary’s leadership.
“I would simply now ask every Cowdenbeath fan, indeed anyone with Cowden’s interests at heart, to unite behind Gary and the team – there is hard work in front of us but your backing and support is vital as we tackle the challenges ahead’.