MO MANAGEMENT DUO AGREE 2 YEAR CONTRACT EXTENTIONS
Montrose FC Manager Stewart Petrie and Assistant Manager Ross Campbell have both agreed 24 month contract extensions, keeping the management duo at Links Park until the summer of 2023.
Three years ago today, on the 4th December 2016, Petrie walked into Links Park with the Gable Endies propping up the League Two table.
Quickly appointing Campbell as his assistant, the first time management team have since created arguably one of the most successful periods in the Club’s 140 year history.
Within 12 months, the perennial fourth tier strugglers were sitting proudly at the top of the table, having made the play-offs the previous season and by the time the management team completed 2 years in office, they had delivered only the Club’s second ever league title, breaking many long standing records in the process and were adjusting to life in a higher division.
Reflecting on today’s third anniversary in charge, the duo incredibly almost delivered back to back promotions, when after a strong finish to last season, the Club entered their first ever Championship play offs, only to be eventually over powered by Queen of the South in the semi-final.
Cup runs, noticeable sparse in recent years, were also on the pairs radar, but Betfred wins against Falkirk and St Johnstone combined with reaching the 4th Round of Scottish Cup for the first time in 8 years against Dundee United have added extra special days for the Mo faithful since their arrival.
In league terms, the duo have now overseen 109 games, winning 55, drawing 22 and losing 32, delivering 187 points, an average of 1.7 points per game.
Little wonder then, that Club Chairman John Crawford was pleased with the news, “I am delighted to be announcing these contract extensions. Stewart and Ross have done an unbelievable job since taking over the helm, and I know they have ambitions to take us even further. It has been a great time to be a Mighty Mo fan recently and there is a real feeling of positivity and togetherness around both the Club and the town.”
Our photo shows, from left to right, Peter Stuart, Co-Vice Chairman, Stewart, John, Ross and David Laing, Co-Vice Chairman.