Stubbs brings in Jack­son

Evening Telegraph (Late Extra Edition) - - SPORTS -

NEW St Mir­ren man­ager Alan Stubbs has ap­pointed his for­mer Celtic team-mate Dar­ren Jack­son as first-team coach.

John Doolan was Stubbs’ right-hand man dur­ing his stint in charge of Hiber­nian but now works for Ac­cring­ton.

So the Bud­dies boss has turned to his for­mer Park­head col­league as he pieces to­gether a new back­room staff.

The ex-dundee United, Hibs, Hearts and Scot­land striker, who has re­cently held coach­ing po­si­tions at United and Raith Rovers, said: “I’ve met the chair­man and (chief ex­ec­u­tive) Tony Fitz­patrick and I’ve been com­ing around St Mir­ren for a while.

“I’m re­ally re­ally look­ing for­ward to get­ting started.”

Stubbs added: “It’s some­thing I’ve wanted to do for a while but for one rea­son or an­other it just hasn’t been able to hap­pen.

“Ev­ery­thing has fallen into place this time and the tim­ing is right so I’m de­lighted from a per­sonal point of view to get it done.”

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