Black confirmed as assistant manager

Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Black confirmed as assistant manager

Motherwell Football Club are today delighted to announce the appointment of Kenny Black as assistant manager to Stuart McCall.

Black, a former Motherwell player in the early eighties, has been working as a coach with the Scotland set-up after a four year stint as boss of Lanarkshire neighbours Airdrie United.

[onlymembers]The 47-year-old enjoyed reasonable success at New Broomfield, winning the Alba Challenge Cup in 2008 and was heavily linked with the vacant position at Dundee around the same time.

More recently Black was reunited with Craig Levein, who he worked under at Leicester City, as coach of the Scotland National team, a role which he will continue whilst at Motherwell.

Speaking exclusively to motherwellfc.co.uk, Black said, “I am absolutely delighted to be back in full-time football.

“I’ve played here at Motherwell and know the place well. But the biggest attraction is getting back to working with the players and Stuart McCall on a day-to-day basis.

“We’ve got a really decent group of players here who have shown their qualities in recent years. We need to get back to that level of performance in the last five months of the season and I am confident we can do so.”

‘Well boss Stuart McCall added, “I am thrilled to have someone of Kenny’s stature working alongside me at Motherwell and I am hopeful it’s a partnership that will work well.

“Kenny has bags of experience and to have someone who works with the senior Scotland set-up is a massive bonus for Motherwell Football Club. He’s a hard worker who I am sure the players will enjoy working with.”[/onlymembers]

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