'Very ambitious' ex-Rangers star confirmed as new boss of struggling club
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'Very ambitious' ex-Rangers star confirmed as manager of struggling club

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.

Ross celebrates scoring for Rangers in the CIS Insurance Cup Final against Motherwell in 2005. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

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.

“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’.

Former Rangers and Scotland star Maurice Ross has been confirmed as the new manager of Cowdenbeath. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

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.

In other news, Rangers B head coach David McCallum has given Rangers News his verdict on Juan Alegria amid fan first-team calls.

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