Airdrieonians: Eddie Wolecki Black becomes head of coaching

Eddie Wolecki Black celebrates with Glasgow City
Wolecki Black made Glasgow City Scotland's dominant force

Airdrieonians have appointment former Glasgow City head coach Eddie Wolecki Black as director of coaching at the Scottish League One club.

The 50-year-old ended eight championship-winning seasons with the Scottish women's champions in July.

He has since led Edusport to the top of the South of Scotland League.

Wolecki Black said: "Once I spoke with the chairman and the chief executive at Airdrieonians about their plans, the opportunity was one I couldn't refuse."

The former Montrose striker was manager at Lochee United and was head of youth at Brechin City and Arbroath before returning to Links Park as team boss.

During his time in charge of Glasgow, his side dominated the domestic game and became the first Scottish side to reach the last eight of the Champions League.

His next stop was Edusport, a residential football academy for young French footballers based in Scotland.

"Despite the short period of time, I believe the coaching staff and myself achieved a lot in our time together at Edusport," he told Airdrieonians' website.

"We leave them six points clear at the top of the table and through to the third round of the Scottish Youth Cup.

"Having lived in the Airdrie area for the last five years, it is a place that I know very well and I aim to put in place a structure that will develop players both during and beyond my tenure as director of coaching."

Airdrieonians chairman Tom Wotherspoon, who bought a controlling interest in the club this summer, said he was determined not to follow other clubs at their level by scaling back their academies.

"Eddie has a vision for the education of our players and coaches and it is pivotal to the way we will progress as a football club," he added.

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