Peterhead first-team coach Craig Tully has been appointed head coach at East Stirling.
Tully will complete the formalities today and will replace John Coughlin, who is leaving after three years in charge following Saturday’s game with Montrose.
Tully, 38, was a centre back for the Shire and also played for Dundee, Forfar Athletic, Ross County, Elgin City, Stenhousemuir, Peterhead, Arbroath and Clyde before joining up with former East Stirling manager Jim McInally as a player and a coach at the Blue Toon in October 2011.
Tully was interviewed after Peterhead’s League 2 title celebrations and saw off competition from former Stenhousemuir assistant manager Kevin McGoldrick and Motherwell coach Ricky Waddell to clinch the job from an original field of more than 20 applicants. Club chairman Tony Ford said: “We are delighted to bring in Craig as he knows our club and was a popular figure when he was here. He is willing to leave success behind at Peterhead to come to us as he wants to develop his coaching career.
“He is a determined character who was the captain at every club he played for and we are sure that he will be a good leader here.”
Tully is expected to bring in his former Dundee team-mate George Shaw to be his assistant when he starts work next week.