Cove Rangers are today expected to unveil John Sheran as successor to Kevin Tindal, who last month resigned as team manager.
The appointment is set to be confirmed after this afternoon’s final home game of the season against Fort William and will be Sheran’s second stint in the Cove hotseat.
He led the Aberdeen outfit to back-to-back Highland League titles in 2007-2008 and 2008-2009. At the end of that second successful season, Sheran stepped down and in March 2011 he replaced Dons legend Neale Cooper as manager of Second Division side Peterhead.
Sheran was unable to save the Blue Toon from relegation and six months later he and his former Cove assistant Graeme Park were sacked, with the Balmoor men propping up the Third Division.
Sheran emerged as a candidate for the Cove job after Culter manager Andy Gibson ended recent speculation about him taking over.
Meanwhile, Cove caretaker managers Graeme Mathieson and Roy McBain are hoping to end the season on a high with a home win over bottom club Fort.
Mathieson said: “Fort William have improved a lot.
“Their home form has been really good, especially since they reduced the size of their pitch.
“It is similar in size to our Allan Park.
“We are taking nothing for granted and we’re expecting a difficult game. We have had a decent run of results and we really want it to continue, even although it is our last game of the season.
“We have climbed up a couple of places in the table recently and we want to finish the season as strongly as possible with another three points.”
Ryan Stott, Connor Scully and Alan Redford return for Cove but defender Eric Watson misses out with a foot injury.
Fort manager Calum MacLean said: “Our skipper Andy Martin is suspended, while Willie Gemmell, Darren Quigg, Sean Grant and John Treasurer all miss out. Michael Ellis is still struggling with a back problem.
“Our 16-year-old goalkeeper Robin Harvey had an excellent game in our draw with Wick Academy last week and he will keep his place.”