4 September 2019
Mark Wilson Appointed New Manager
Brechin City FC
Brechin City Football Club are pleased to confirm the appointment of Mark Wilson as Manager, with Stevie Campbell remaining as Assistant Manager.
The 35 year old retired from playing in 2015, and has previous management experience at Airdrieonians where he was appointed Head Coach in October 2016. Despite difficult circumstances at the Diamonds, Mark achieved his objective by leading the club to 3rd place in League One that season, before standing down from his position following a penalty shootout defeat in the playoffs against Alloa Athletic.
BCFC Chairman Ken Ferguson said ‘The Management Committee has given due consideration and process to a wide range of applicants for the Manager’s position. We thank everyone who registered an interest in the vacancy. We are now pleased to confirm the appointment of Mark Wilson as our new manager. We welcome Mark to Brechin City FC and we look forward to working together to change our fortunes on the pitch and to improve our league position.
"At this time we wish to thank Steve Campbell for taking on the caretaker role and for looking after team affairs during the past three weeks. We are pleased to confirm that Steve will continue as Assistant Manager ably supported by the backroom team of Goalkeeping Coach Craig Nelson, Sports Scientist Seamus McCafferty, Physio Seb Panczyk, trainer Allan Grieve and kit assistant Stuart Soutar . We would ask our supporters to get behind Mark and the team after the International break when we welcome Cove Rangers to Glebe Park on Saturday 14th September"
BCFC Manager Mark Wilson said, "I am delighted to be given the opportunity to manage Brechin City and can't wait to meet the players and get started. We have a squad of players mixed with youth and experience that I believe can improve on the position we currently sit in after 5 games of the season. Myself and my backroom staff look forward to the challenge and hope we can deliver a successful period for the club."
A highly regarded right back during his his playing days, Mark broke through at Dundee United, making 137 appearances for the Tangerines before a £500,000 move to Celtic in 2006. Despite his progress being curtailed by injury problems, he would go on to collect three Scottish Premier League winner medals, as well as a Scottish Cup and League Cup during his six seasons at Parkhead. Playing under mentors such as Neil Lennon and Gordon Strachan, Mark also featured in the Champions League and notably netted the only goal in a Scottish Cup Old Firm clash against Rangers in 2011.
After leaving Celtic, further spells with Bristol City, Dundee United and Dumbarton followed before hanging up his boots aged just 31.
Mark captained Scotland at Under 21 level before making his senior debut for the National Team in a 3-0 Nations Cup win over Northern Ireland in 2011.
His first match in the dugout will see him come up against his ex-Celtic team-mate Paul Hartley who brings his Cove Rangers side to Glebe Park on Saturday 14th September.