Aberdeen appoint St Mirren’s Jim Goodwin as manager

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Aberdeen have named Jim Goodwin as their new manager on a two-and-a-half-year contract.

Goodwin will replace Stephen Glass, who was sacked earlier this month after a Scottish Cup defeat to Motherwell.

St Mirren gave Aberdeen permission to speak to Goodwin yesterday, and the 40-year-old will step straight into the dugout during Aberdeen’s Scottish Premiership match at Motherwell this afternoon.

“I am hugely honoured to have been offered the role of manager at this great football club,” Goodwin told the club’s official website.

“I would like to thank the Board for putting their trust in me and I will do all I can going forward to repay the faith they have shown in me.

“The opportunity to work at one of the biggest clubs in the country is a dream come true, and I can’t wait to get started.

“Not only does Aberdeen FC have a great history and fan base, but it also has a clear ambition to be successful both on and off the pitch, an ambition which matches my own. You only need to see the level of investment made at Cormack Park to realise that.

“I can guarantee everyone connected to Aberdeen FC that I will give my all on a daily basis to ensure the Club has the success it so richly craves and deserves.”

Goodwin joins the Dons with them sitting in eighth in the Scottish Premiership table.

Cover Photo: Aberdeen v Dundee Utd (1) by Daniel used under license by CC BY 2.0.

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