Stenhousemuir appoint BSC Glasgow boss Stephen Swift as new manager

Stenhousemuir FC have appointed Stephen Swift as their new manager.

Tuesday, 27th April 2021, 5:13 pm
Stephen Swift has left Lowland League side BSC Glasgow to take on the manager's job at Ochilview.

The 40-year old leaves his role with Lowland League side BSC Glasgow to take up the position at Ochilview which has been vacant since the departure of Davie Irons last week.

Swift, who represented clubs such as Linlithgow Rose, Ayr United, Cowdenbeath and Queen of the South as a player began his managerial career with West of Scotland Football League side Kilbirnie Ladeside in 2012 and was in charge of The Blasties till 2017 when he took up the job at BSC.

He will join the club straight away and will link up with the squad within the next couple of days once all Covid testing protocols have been completed.

Announcing the news on their official website, chairman Iain McMenemy commented: “Stephen has built himself a very positive reputation as a modern, progressive manager that can lead and inspire a team to success.

"He has a strong focus on strategy and tactics, and we believe this will really enhance our ambitions as a club.

“We have spent the last couple of years building a modern, resourced football department at Stenhousemuir that is able to support the management team in terms of recruitment and play.

"We see Stephen’s appointment as a crucial part of our efforts to take the club forward.

“I would like to thank BSC Glasgow, and George Fraser in particular, for their professionalism as we have worked through the recruitment process.

Swift commented : “It’s with a heavy heart that I say goodbye to the staff, volunteers and players at BSC Glasgow.

"The club has been a huge part of my life for the last 4 years and I’m grateful to have had the privilege to work with them.

“It’s time to look at the next opportunity, and I’m really excited to come on board at Stenhousemuir FC.

"I believe this club has the potential to be one of the best part-time professional teams in the country. It’s a great opportunity for both myself and my coaching staff and we can’t wait to get started.”

Former goalkeeper Graham Smith took charge of the Warriors in their 2-0 defeat to Cowdenbeath last Saturday and will continue in the dugout for tonight’s match at Annan Athletic.