The new man take charge immediately although Gordon Young is expected to pick the team for the Edinburgh game. Craig Brown told Sky Sports News, in a brief interview outside Fir Park, that there was no time or game limit on his appointment and the board would consider the permament appointment in the new year. He added he believed the young players at the club had lots of potential but solid senior professionals also added something to the squad.
The move seems to be an ideal solution given that John Boyle is in Australia at the moment. The appointment of a safe pair of hands will give the owner time for research before a permanent management team is identified.
Brown will once more team up with his trusted assistant, Archie Knox. He implied that his accepting the role of holding the fort was conditional on being able to name his own number two and the club obviously agreed. Given that our current squad is filled with youngsters it is remarkable that they will be lead by a 69 year old manager and a 62 year old assistant. No sign of age discrimination at Fir Park!