EXCLUSIVE: New boss Peter Houston to be named tomorrow

Peter Houston. Picture: Ian Rutherford
Peter Houston. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Falkirk will reveal Peter Houston as their new manager tomorrow (Thursday).

A lunchtime press conference will announce Gary Holt’s successor at The Falkirk Stadium.

It was widely tipped to be former Bairns player and Dundee United manager Pwho was the favourite for the role with several figures at Falkirk and bookies have stopped taking bets on his arrival.

However other names such as Gary Locke, Russell Latapy and Jamie McGowan were added to the mix amidst 10 days of speculation though Houston has always remained a front-runner after being targeted when Gary Holt’s move to Norwich was gathering pace. Applications closed on Monday, and the Bairns board has moved quickly to seal a deal with their new man, after receiving 47 applications for the role to replace Holt in the dug-out.