PETRIE APPOINTED NEW MANAGER AT LINKS PARK
Montrose FC have appointed ex-Forfar, Dunfermline and Ross County player, Stewart Petrie as their new Manager with immediate effect.
The 46 year old, currently Assistant Manager at local Junior Super League side Broughty Athletic, joins the Gable Endies at a crucial time with the Angus club propping up League 2.
The Dundee born Scot’s playing career spanned 19 years and 500 games with experience gained both at home and abroad in Australia and Singapore.
Spending much of his career at Dunfermline, the left midfielder managed a goal ratio of one every six games and is best remembered for scoring a crucial goal in the penultimate game of the 1995/96 season which effectively won Dunfermline the league championship and with it promotion back to the Scottish Premier League.
Moving into coaching in 2009, Stewart spent time at Angus neighbours Forfar and Arbroath as Assistant Manager before joining Keith Gibson at Broughty.
Club Chairman John Crawford said, “We are delighted to secure the services of Stewart at this very important time. He is highly motivated and enthusiastic, comes with a wealth of playing and coaching experience and most importantly understands the lower leagues of Scottish football. It was very pleasing to see the level of interest we received in the position and Stewart fought off strong competition to get the job.
“I would like to thank John Holt for his support in stepping in and looking after the team since the departure of Paul Hegarty and wish him every success for the future.”
Petrie will announce the make-up of his back room staff shortly and will meet the players at training on Tuesday night as he prepares his new side for their home game at Links Park on Saturday against third placed Clyde.