6 November 2020
New Management Team Appointed
BCFC Management Committee
Brechin City is delighted to announce the appointment of interim manager Michael Paton, as our new player-manager on a permanent deal until June 2023.
Michael, who started his playing career with Aberdeen and had spells at Stockport County, Queen of the South, Dunfermline Athletic and Dumbarton before starting his second spell with City at the start of this season, will continue to combine playing with managing.
Gerry McCabe, who has experience at all levels of the game in both Scotland and England as a Manager, Assistant Manager and Coach with clubs such as Celtic, Kilmarnock, Hibernian, Dundee, Dunfermline Athletic, and Plymouth Argyle amongst others, has been confirmed as Assistant Manager on the same length of contract.
Speaking of his appointment, Michael said “Brechin City is a club which has always been close to my heart, as it gave me my first experience of senior football and helped launch my professional career. I am absolutely delighted to now have the opportunity to begin my managerial career with such a fantastic club and I am determined to repay my debt to the club. I will give everything I can to help us move forward and deliver a team we can all be proud of”.
A Club spokesman said "A number of candidates were considered for the role, but Michael’s desire, ambition, football knowledge and passion to succeed at Brechin City, have left the Management Committee in no doubt that he, ably assisted by the vastly experienced Gerry McCabe, is the right person to improve the Clubs position and performances on the pitch.
"We would like to thank all Brechin City supporters for standing together and backing the club during these difficult times. We know, as always, that you will give Michael, his Management Team and the players your full support as they strive to produce the winning team you all deserve".