Manager Jim Duffy joins Clyde board

Jim Duffy
Duffy has been in charge at Clyde for a year

Clyde have appointed manager Jim Duffy to the Third Division club's board.

Former Celtic, Dundee and Partick Thistle defender Duffy was appointed team boss last February but failed to lift them off the bottom of the table.

But they presently sit eighth in the table and, with director of football Neil Watt leaving last month, Duffy has been given added responsibilities.

Duffy told his club website: "It is a honour and a privilege to become a director at Clyde."

The 52-year-old previously twice managed Dundee as well as Hibernian, was caretaker at Norwich City and was with Brechin City before joining the Cumbernauld club.

"My priority remains the football side of the club and building up its infrastructure, but I will help wherever I can and I look forward to working more closely with the board," said Duffy.

Clyde said it was "an important step in bringing greater stability to the club and represents a determination to put a structure in place that optimises the development of Clyde FC.

"On inviting Jim on to the board, it demonstrates our desire to utilise all of his experience as we work together in taking the club forward."