7 September 2020
Club Announcement - Stevie Campbell
The Club can confirm that Stevie Campbell has left his post as Assistant Manager - a move designed to allow him the time to fully concentrate on his football academy based in Dundee.
Stevie had served the Club as a player between 1997-2000 and initially returned to the Glebe as part of Darren Dods' coaching staff in August 2016, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to the backroom team.
Prior to his arrival, he was renowned for his pivotal role in the development of young talent at Dundee United such as Ryan Gauld and John Souttar, both of whom represented Brechin City Boys Club from a young age.
His first season on the coaching team culminated in the memorable Championship Play-Off success against Alloa Athletic and promotion to the second tier of Scottish Football.
Following the departure of Darren Dods and Lee Bailey in October 2018, Stevie was placed in interim charge of the first team. He then took up the position of Assistant Manager when Barry Smith was appointed Manager.
Another brief spell as Interim Manager would follow when Barry Smith left in August last year and the subsequent appointment of Mark Wilson saw him remain at Glebe Park as his number two.
Commenting on his departure, Stevie himself said: “I’m leaving my position with regret but, like many others, I need to concentrate on my own business due to the Covid situation. I’d like to thank the Committee and the fans for great support during the last 4 years and wish Mark and the team great success in the future.”
Manager Mark Wilson added, “Stevie and I have had a great relationship for a number of years now, extending back to my time at Dundee United and throughout my time doing my coaching badges when I retired from playing. Since I came to Brechin, he’s been a great help to me. The players have loved working with him and I’ve loved working with him. It’s regrettable that he’s leaving us at this time but he’s been a great servant to the club and goes with our best wishes.”
The Club’s view on Stevie’s contribution was summed up by Chairman Ken Ferguson who added, “It has been a pleasure working with Stevie Campbell over the past four years or so. Stevie brought his own inimitable style to the proceedings and was instrumental in maintaining a good dressing room when results were not going our way. We wish Stevie every success with his business during these most challenging of times.”
A hugely popular figure during his time at the Club, Stevie leaves The Glebe with our thanks and best wishes for the future.