Cove Rangers have appointed Jim McIntyre as the club’s new manager.
McIntyre joins the club as the successor to Paul Hartley, who moved to take over at Hartlepool United earlier this month.
The experienced manager, who counts Dunfermline, Ross County and Queen of the South among his former clubs, is taking on his first role since leaving Dundee three years ago. He will now lead Cove Rangers on their first season in the Championship, following their League One title success.
“This opportunity has come right out of the blue,” he told the Cove website. “It’s amazing how these things can happen when you least expect them. It’s a challenge I’m hugely excited about.
“Paul Hartley did a brilliant job and I know the club is probably ahead of where it expected to be; it’s up to me to build on the successes of the last few years, and I’m confident I can do that.
“I did my due diligence and got nothing but positive feedback about Cove Rangers and how the club is run. I’ve been told they are guys who will offer the support and backing any manager needs. Relationships are so important in football, the chance to work with good people means a lot to me.
“The next few days are going to be pretty hectic as I get to know the players and assess what we need for the coming season, but I’m really looking forward to it, and can’t wait to get started.”