Former Celtic star Simon Donnelly lands Brechin City assistant manager post
Former Celtic attacker Simon Donnelly is returning to football coaching ahead of the coming Scottish League Two season, appointed as Brechin City’s new assistant manager.
𝗦𝗜𝗠𝗢𝗡 𝗗𝗢𝗡𝗡𝗘𝗟𝗟𝗬 𝗔𝗣𝗣𝗢𝗜𝗡𝗧𝗘𝗗 𝗔𝗦𝗦𝗜𝗦𝗧𝗔𝗡𝗧 𝗠𝗔𝗡𝗔𝗚𝗘𝗥
The Club is delighted to confirm the appointment of Simon Donnelly (@SimonDonnelly13) as Assistant Manager.
— Brechin City FC (@BrechinCityFC) September 8, 2020
Donnelly will team up with former Bhoys full-back Mark Wilson and attempt to push Brechin up the table from last term’s 10th placed finish.
The Brechin boss said in a statement on the club’s official website: “It’s an exciting time as we enter a new era, welcome in someone different, new, and with fresh ideas.
“Simon coming is a key appointment in helping us progress the Club forward to where we picture we can be this season.”
It’s not Donnelly’s first stint in coaching, having previously assisted Celtic legend and 67 Hail Hail pundit Jackie McNamara at Dundee United and York City.
The 45-year-old burst into the Celtic first-team as a fresh-faced, exciting attacking talent in the mid-1990s, part of famous teams helmed by Tommy Burns and Wim Jansen.
His finest season came in 1997/98 when he scored 16 goals in all competitions on our way to stopping ten-in-a-row.
In recent years he’s been a prominent Bhoys supporter on Twitter and regular pundit for club media outlet Celtic TV.
No doubt many Celtic fans will be wishing Donnelly well with his latest project, perhaps keeping an eye out for Brechin results and their progress over the coming season.
They kick off their Betfred Cup campaign next month against Dundee United, St Johnstone and Peterhead before turning attention to League Two action on 17th October.
All the best Simon!