Cambus lollipop man tells Jack it’s tough
Cambuslang man Jack Ross has taken over as manager at St Mirren but was warned by one of the town’s lollipop men that he would have a tough job on his hands.
The 40-year-old, who succeeds Alex Rae, was taking daughter Meadow to primary just hours before being unveiled at the Championship strugglers in Paisley.
And Ross said the kids traffic controller confirmed what he already knew when he said: “The lollipop man didn’t congratulate me, he just said, ‘tough job’. He’s not a St Mirren fan, he’s from Cambuslang. He’s just a football fan.”
The former Alloa boss, who stays in central Cambuslang, is the fifth full-time manager at the Buddies in just two and a half years but is desperate to lead them back into the top flight.
He said: “I was lucky enough to play here when Saints were a fairly-established Premiership club so I understand it’s by no means unrealistic to have that ambition to get back there.
“They have big plans for the club and I want to immerse myself in all aspects of the club and drive that forward.”
Buddies boss Jack Ross