Aberdeen confirm Stephen Glass as new manager

Glass started his playing career with the Dons as a teenager in the 1990s.

Aberdeen have confirmed Stephen Glass as the club’s new manager.

The former winger started his playing career with the Dons in the 1990s before leaving to join English Premier League side Newcastle.

He has been brought in to replace Derek McInnes who left earlier this month after eight years in charge.

The Pittodrie side currently sit in fourth place in the Scottish Premiership, seven points behind Hibs in third and five ahead of fifth placed Livingston, as they go into the split.

They confirmed that Glass had been appointed to the role on Tuesday.

The 47-year-old, who has been coaching in the MLS, said: “It is a real honour to be named Aberdeen FC manager. Since my retirement from playing, I have been focussed on becoming the best coach I can be with the aim of being in a position to secure an opportunity such as this.

“Having worked with a number of esteemed managers and coaches in the game, my football education has been extensive and my time with Atlanta United 2 has afforded me the chance to develop some exciting young players and hone my coaching skills.

“From the initial conversations I have had with the Chairman and the board this week I am hugely excited about the plans that are being put in place for next season. Dons’ fans can be assured by my drive for Aberdeen to compete fiercely and to win.”

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