Gavin Price is already a winner just three games into his career as Elgin City boss after being named Ladbrokes League 2 manager of the month
Price has recorded three wins out of three since moving up to take over from Jim Weir, who left last month for Forfar, including a Scottish Cup win against Edusport Academy.
The two Ladbrokes League 2 wins have pulled the Moray men within touching distance of the play-off spots with a vital game against Peterhead today.
Victory against Jim McInally’s men would take them into the top four which would be a great platform for Price, whose decision to turn down an offer to go with Weir looks to be a very good one.
The Borough Briggs manager said: “it couldn’t have asked for a better start, the way it has gone in terms of results and I’m obviously delighted.
“But I’m not naïve enough to think that this is the way it’s going to be forever.
“It was a really hard decision not go with Jim to Forfar because I have struck up a really good relationship with him over the last few years.
“I have really enjoyed working with him but jobs don’t come up very often.
“The chairman sold it to me and I have the backing of the people at Elgin, so, in the end, it was no-brainer and I took the leap.
“I’ve had a great response from the players and I’m really pleased with the way things have gone.
“Of course, Jim and I had already built something, so there was a sense of continuity but the way they have reacted has been pleasing.
“Before Jim left we were going in the right direction and the results had been better, so hopefully we have carried that on.”
Jim Chapman was sacked after Clyde lost 4-2 to Elgin last week becoming the fifth League 2 managerial change of the season already.
Billy Brown quit Cowdenbeath, while Gary Jardine left Edinburgh City and John Coughlin was replaced by Robbie Horn at Berwick in August.
Price added: “It’s incredible, since the start of the season half of the managers have gone or there have been managerial changes, so it just shows you how unpredictable this league can be.
“There seems to be a split emerging now between top and bottoml so we just have to try and hang on in there as best we can.
“It makes Saturday’s game such a big one because we would go above Peterhead if we beat them,
“We have lost to them twice this season but I think we’re a different team now.”