Former Rangers star Maurice Ross has been confirmed as the new manager of struggling Scottish fourth-tier club Cowdenbeath.
Ross began his professional career at Rangers and won six major honours with the club between 2000 and 2005.
He then went on to play in England, Norway, Turkey and China as well as returning to Scotland for brief spells with Aberdeen, Motherwell and Livingston.
His coaching career to date has included jobs in Norway and the Faroe Islands, and after leaving a role at Motherwell in early 2021, he briefly served as assistant manager at English club Notts County.
The 40-year-old has now returned to Scottish football, though, taking the reins at Cowdenbeath.
Cowdenbeath FC are delighted to announce that they have concluded an agreement with Maurice Ross who will now become the club's new manager.
— Cowdenbeath FC (@CowdenbeathFC) November 2, 2021
“I am delighted to confirm that I have tonight appointed Maurice Ross as our new manager,” said Cowden’s chairman Donald Findlay on Tuesday evening [Cowdenbeathfc.com]. “Maurice is a highly regarded young coach and will bring a new approach to the club.”
“He is determined to be successful as a coach and is very ambitious. He is determined to take our club with him in an upwards direction
“He is taking charge of training tonight, I am convinced that this is the new start we need’.
Cowdenbeath have made a poor start to their 2021/22 League Two campaign and are currently bottom of the SPFL.
They have only mustered six points from their opening 11 matches, recording just one win.
Ross’ first game in charge looks a tough one, as Cowden welcome unbeaten league leaders Kelty Hearts to Central Park on Saturday.