First Team Manager appointedTuesday, 24th May 2022
Dunfermline Athletic Football Club are delighted to announce the appointment of James McPake as First Team Manager.
Following a successful playing career with clubs in England and Scotland, James launched his coaching career at Dundee FC’s Academy before becoming First Team Manager in 2019. As manager, James led Dundee to promotion to the SPFL Premiership in 2021.
Following a thorough interview and recruitment process, James has signed a contract until the summer of 2024. He commented:-
“I’m delighted to have been appointed manager at such a prestigious club within Scottish football. It`s been a challenging year for the club but I am excited and optimistic about how we can build the club up and get it moving in the right direction from League One.
“Over the years, on the pitch and in the opposition dugout, I`ve experienced the strong backing from the stands. The supporters are going to play a key role in this rebuild and its vital that we are all pulling in the same direction for the start of the season.”
Chairman and CEO David Cook added:-
“The board are delighted to announce James as our new First Team Manager. We had a clear idea of what we were looking for in our new manager and we feel James fits the bill very well.
“Despite his young years, he has more than 100 games under his belt culminating in a promotion to the Premiership with Dundee. In addition to this, he has good experience in developing young players and integrating academy players in to the first team squad.
“League One is a clear reset moment for the club and from our conversations with James, it is clear we share the same drive and ambition to help build the club up. Short term that means helping get that winning feeling back at the club.”
James has commenced his duties immediately.
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