POLLOK Football Club is pleased to announce that Murdo MacKinnon has joined the club as Tony McInally's assistant.
MacKinnon, who recently resigned as manager of Blantyre Victoria, will be a familiar face to supporters, having served as assistant at previous Premier League rivals Ashfield and Irvine Meadow IX, alongside Stevie Rankin.
MacKinnon spoke to pollokfc.com: "I'm delighted to have the opportunity to ply my trade at Pollok alongside Tony and the two Brians.
"I've always had a massive respect for Pollok. Obviously the club has a hugely successful history, but even coming to Newlandsfield as a member of the away party, you always got a sense of what a big club this is.
"I had intended to take a short break from the game when I left the Vics, but when I got the call from Tony I thought to myself, the chance to work at club like that doesn't come around too often!
"I know the club had a patchy few years a while back, but this is a club on the up. Everyone knows that in the junior game. It's a small world and the word gets about; the word is that this team will be serious contenders this season.
"I'm hoping my experience in the junior game will help put the club back on top."
Tony McInally was eager to bring MacKinnon to Newlandsfield: "Murdie is one of the most respected coaches in junior football. I've known him for years; I know his passion for the game, his work ethic, his knowledge, his experience. I think he'll be a perfect fit in my backroom, which is why I reached out to him.
"I've no doubt: Murdie will be an asset to Pollok Football Club."
With preseason due to commence in the coming weeks, keep your eye on pollokfc.com in the near future for more news of arrivals to Newlandsfield.