Brechin City Football Club

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News - 8 September 2020

Simon Donnelly Appointed Assistant Manager - By Steven Mew

Brechin City is delighted to confirm the appointment of Simon Donnelly as Assistant Manager.

The Club moved quickly to appoint the former Scotland international - filling the position recently vacated by Stevie Campbell who departed in order to focus fully on his football academy in Dundee.

An attacking midfielder/forward during his playing days, Simon started out at Queen's Park before joining Celtic in 1993 where he established himself as one of Scotland's finest up-and-coming players.

He would go on to win all three domestic trophies during six seasons at Parkhead, making 181 appearances and scoring 42 goals. He played a key role in the Hoops side that stopped Rangers winning 10-in-a-row, subsequently earning him a place in Scotland’s World Cup squad for France 98'.

At the end of the 98/99 season, Donnelly headed south for the English Premier League with Sheffield Wednesday. His time in Yorkshire would be interrupted by injury before moving back to Scotland where he had spells with St Johnstone, Dunfermline Athletic and Partick Thistle.

It was at Partick where he made his first steps into coaching and in 2013 he joined Dundee United as Assistant Manager to Jackie McNamara - during which time the pair led the Tangerines to two domestic cup finals.

After departing Tannadice in September 2015, he would follow McNamara a couple of months later to become the Assistant Manager at English side York City.

Commenting on Simon’s agreement to join the Club, Manager Mark Wilson said, “It’s an exciting time as we enter a new era, welcome in someone different, new, and with fresh ideas. Simon coming is a key appointment in helping us progress the Club forward to where we picture we can be this season.”

We would like to welcome Simon to Glebe Park and wish him every success.