Calendar An icon of a desk calendar. Cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across. Caret An icon of a block arrow pointing to the right. Email An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of the Facebook "f" mark. Google An icon of the Google "G" mark. Linked In An icon of the Linked In "in" mark. Logout An icon representing logout. Profile An icon that resembles human head and shoulders. Telephone An icon of a traditional telephone receiver. Tick An icon of a tick mark. Is Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes. Is Not Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes with a diagonal line through it. Pause Icon A two-lined pause icon for stopping interactions. Quote Mark A opening quote mark. Quote Mark A closing quote mark. Arrow An icon of an arrow. Folder An icon of a paper folder. Breaking An icon of an exclamation mark on a circular background. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Caret An icon of a caret arrow. Clock An icon of a clock face. Close An icon of the an X shape. Close Icon An icon used to represent where to interact to collapse or dismiss a component Comment An icon of a speech bubble. Comments An icon of a speech bubble, denoting user comments. Ellipsis An icon of 3 horizontal dots. Envelope An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of a facebook f logo. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Home An icon of a house. Instagram An icon of the Instagram logo. LinkedIn An icon of the LinkedIn logo. Magnifying Glass An icon of a magnifying glass. Search Icon A magnifying glass icon that is used to represent the function of searching. Menu An icon of 3 horizontal lines. Hamburger Menu Icon An icon used to represent a collapsed menu. Next An icon of an arrow pointing to the right. Notice An explanation mark centred inside a circle. Previous An icon of an arrow pointing to the left. Rating An icon of a star. Tag An icon of a tag. Twitter An icon of the Twitter logo. Video Camera An icon of a video camera shape. Speech Bubble Icon A icon displaying a speech bubble WhatsApp An icon of the WhatsApp logo. Information An icon of an information logo. Plus A mathematical 'plus' symbol. Duration An icon indicating Time. Success Tick An icon of a green tick. Success Tick Timeout An icon of a greyed out success tick. Loading Spinner An icon of a loading spinner.

Ex-Aberdeen ace Michael Paton replaces ex-Celtic and Dundee United star Mark Wilson at Brechin to become youngest manager currently in the SPFL

Brechin's Michael Paton up against Peterhead's Andrew McCarthy.

Caretaker Brechin City boss Michael Paton has earned himself the job on a permanent basis.

The Angus club have announced that Paton has been given a two-and-a-half year contract.

Appointing a manager who is just 31 – now the youngest boss currently operating in the SPFL – and will continue as a player is a bold move by Brechin.

Paton will have a highly experienced assistant working alongside him, though, in the form of Gerry McCabe.

McCabe has coached at a number of clubs, including Dundee and Dunfermline Athletic.

Paton began his playing career with Aberdeen and had spells at Stockport County, Queen of the South, Dunfermline and Dumbarton before starting his second spell with City this season.

Following ex-Celtic and Dundee United star Mark Wilson’s sacking, he was asked to manage the team against Albion Rovers.

Securing a 2-0 victory in Coatbridge – he was also in the starting line-up – has clearly greatly impressed the Brechin committee who have given him a long-term deal.

Paton said: “Brechin City is a club which has always been close to my heart, as it gave me my first experience of senior football and helped launch my professional career.

“I am absolutely delighted to now have the opportunity to begin my managerial career with such a fantastic club and I am determined to repay my debt to the club. I will give everything I can to help us move forward and deliver a team we can all be proud of.”

Mark Wilson.
Mark Wilson.

A club spokesman added: “A number of candidates were considered for the role, but Michael’s desire, ambition, football knowledge and passion to succeed at Brechin City, have left the management committee in no doubt that he, ably assisted by the vastly experienced Gerry McCabe, is the right person to improve the Clubs position and performances on the pitch.

“We would like to thank all Brechin City supporters for standing together and backing the club during these difficult times.

“We know, as always, that you will give Michael, his management team and the players your full support as they strive to produce the winning team you all deserve.”

Already a subscriber? Sign in

[[title]]

[[text]]