Brechin City appoint Darren Dods as manager

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Brechin City chairman Ken Ferguson was delighted to reveal Darren Dods as the club’s new manager.

The former Forfar Athletic defender replaces Ray McKinnon in the Glebe Park hotseat after the latter joined Championship club Raith Rovers last month.

Ferguson welcomed the experienced centre half to the club on Wednesday evening, saying that Darren’s ambition fits the ethos of City.

Ken said: “We’re very pleased to have appointed Darren. We had a good list of applications with a lot of quality in there and we felt Darren was the best man for the job.

“We felt he had qualities that fit with Brechin City. We have a reputation of supporting young managers and bringing them through and Darren supports that.

“For me one of the big features will be that he knows the league we’re in, he’s obviously played in it himself and he knows the team. He’s well versed and I think that gives him a headstart. His reputation in the game and his experience from his clubs played with stands him in good stead.

I thank the Club for showing faith in me as a young manager and I look to repay that through hard work.

Darren Dods

“We’re an ambitious club and we want an ambitious manager. We’re confident Darren will provide that.”

The City chief confirmed that Dods, who earned a place in the League One team of the year for the season past after a stellar campaign with Brechin’s rivals Forfar, will be registered as a player.

He added: “Darren will be registered as a player. He still has so much to offer, it’s an asset you’d want to have.

“He’s working on his backroom staff at the moment.”

The new manager told the club’s website: “I welcome the opportunity to come and manage Brechin City FC. I have experienced what Brechin City has to offer in our battles over the past two seasons.

“I greatly look forward to meeting and working with the players who have already demonstrated their commitment to the Club as we look to build a squad for the new season.

“League One is a great league to play in and I am sure it will be a great league to also manage in. I am clear on our objectives as we look to be challenging amongst the best of the part time teams in Scotland.

“I thank the Club for showing faith in me as a young manager and I look to repay that faith through hard work and endeavour.”