Davie Irons has been appointed as manager of the Warriors on a full time basis.
Davie had previously stepped in to manage the team in a caretaker role last week and helped the team secure a vital three points at home against Brechin City FC at the weekend.
This is Davie’s second stint as Warriors manager, having managed the team in 2010-2012. When he first arrived in 2010, the Warriors were facing relegation before Davie managed to guide the team to safety, before taking them to within a point of promotion in the season that followed. Unfortunately, Davie’s job outside of football meant that he had to relinquish his post in 2012. However, circumstances have changed and Davie is now able to return to management at Stenhousemuir and hopefully pick up where he left off.
Iain McMenemy, Chairman added, “We are grateful to Davie for stepping in to manage the team on a caretaker basis whilst we undertook a process to identify and appoint a new permanent manager. He signaled his intention to be considered for the role, but the Board felt that it was appropriate to continue to speak with a shortlist of other candidates as well to ensure we identified the right person for the job.
“Whilst there were a number of good candidates considered, Davie is the right person for this role at Stenhousemuir FC. His affinity for the club, his enthusiasm for the challenge, and the approach that he wanted to take gave us the encouragement we needed and we were delighted to offer him the job, which he has accepted.
“The players have already responded positively to Davie’s approach and he has been well supported by the senior squad members during his caretaker period. Davie has an excellent track record in management and he is a UEFA Pro Licence Coach which is the highest level of accreditation you can achieve. The ability to coach to that level, as well as manage, is rare, and we are delighted to now have this in the club.
I know that supporters will welcome Davie back as we all look to push the club forward. We have a number of important games coming up and we’re excited about the future.”