Booth gets the job at Stenhousemuir

Stenhousemuir v East Fife'Pic by Alan Murray  15-02-14'Stenny's Eddie Malone no3 (centre) celebrates goal with Ross McNeil no14 and Sean Higgins no9
Stenhousemuir v East Fife'Pic by Alan Murray 15-02-14'Stenny's Eddie Malone no3 (centre) celebrates goal with Ross McNeil no14 and Sean Higgins no9

Scotland under-17 coach Scott Booth will take the reigns at Ochilview next month.

The former Aberdeen, Borussia Dortmund and FC Twente striker was named Martyn Corrigan’s successor this evening.

Club chairman Bill Darroch informed the team before training at Ochilview which was taken by current caretaker Brown Ferguson.

The midfielder will lead the team against Rangers on Saturday as he has done in the past three matches, assisted by Scot Buist, Robert Glen, Ross McMillan and David Rowson.

Booth is currently in Turkey with the national squads and is a key figure in Mark Wotte’s development vision, which is also backed by the Warriors involvement in the Forth Valley Academy at Stirling.

Club Chairman, Bill Darroch said,

“We received a number of high quality applications for the job and the Board felt that Scott had the right approach and the right mix of attributes that best meets the vision and aspirations of Stenhousemuir Football Club.

“Scott has had an enviable career in football playing at the highest level for Clubs including Aberdeen, Borussia Dortmund, FC Utrecht and others. He has of course represented his country by winning twenty-two caps for Scotland. More recently, he has been working with the SFA on youth development and as the coach for the Under-17s Scotland team.

“We believe that the attributes he brings as a former player with considerable professional playing experience, coupled with his passion for youth development, will be a perfect fit for Stenhousemuir.”

Scott Booth said,

“I am delighted to have been appointed as manager of Stenhousemuir Football Club. The first team squad has an excellent mix of youth and experience and I look forward to getting them on to the training pitch and working with them to be the best they can be as individual athletes, whilst developing a winning mentality as a team.

“Everyone in Scottish football knows that Stenhousemuir is a modern, progressive club with big ideas on moving the game forward in Scotland. Be it their award winning community programme, or their new youth academy concept, Stenhousemuir is a Club that often leads the way in developing the game.

“I am looking forward to being part of the club and doing my bit to take the Club forward.”