JIM GOODWIN is Aberdeen’s new manager.
We told you earlier today how Don St. Marin was pursuing Geffer – and he confirmed shortly afterwards that he had been allowed into the conversation by Paisley.
Now Aberdeen chairman Dave Carmic has found his man – a 40-year-old Irishman.
Goodwin will be joined by Lee Sharp, its St. Mary’s assistant manager in the Northeast.
Joining the two-and-a-half year contract, he said: “I am very proud to be offered the role of manager at this great football club.
“I would like to thank the board for trusting me and I will do my best to move forward with what they have shown me.
“The opportunity to work at one of the biggest clubs in the country is a dream come true, and I can’t wait to get started.
“Aberdeen FC not only has a great history and a strong base of fans, but it also has a clear desire to succeed both on and off the pitch, an ambition that meets my own. All you need to do is look at the level of investment in Carmic Park.
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“I can guarantee everyone involved with Aberdeen FC that I will give my all on a daily basis to ensure that the club gets the success it wants and deserves.”
Dave Carmic, chairman of Aberdeen FC, added: “Jim is a young, successful manager who is passionate and enjoys the opportunity to lead the club to success.
“He fully accepts our vision and strategy, and on behalf of everyone affiliated with the Aberdeen Football Club we welcome Jim as our new manager.”
Former Habs boss Jack Ross was mentioned earlier in the career, while former Celtic midfielder Paul Lambert expressed interest in the role.
Barry Robson was in temporary charge of first-team affairs with Neil Simpson, Scott Anderson and Scott Brown, all assisting former Celtic and Dundee United midfielders.
The St Marin said: “The St Marin Football Club can confirm that we have been approached by Aberdeen FC manager Jim Goodwin to discuss his management vacancy.
Since taking office in June 2019, Goodwin has moved St. Mary’s to ninth and seventh positions in the Premiership.
All along the way, Russell Brand reacts to the possible Rangers v West Ham clash with a blasphemous decision.
He said earlier this year: “I don’t want any player coming here to play for the St. Mary’s for the next 10-15 years and this is not against our supporters or our club.
“I want them to be ambitious and put themselves behind us to get a great move behind a good display because, if they do, it means we’re doing something right.”
“I am only 39 years old and of course I have my own ambitions. I want to work at the highest level with the biggest clubs and I would like to take over my country one day.
“All those dreams are for me as well as for our young players.”
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