Cowdenbeath: Hearts' Liam Fox appointed Blue Brazil head coach

Liam Fox
Hearts youth coach Liam Fox has taken charge of Cowdenbeath

Hearts youth coach Liam Fox has been appointed head coach of Cowdenbeath, following the sacking of manager Colin Nish earlier this month.

Nish was dismissed after the club were relegated from League One.

Fox has been appointed head coach, with Nish's assistant, Jason Dair, moving to the position of first team coach.

"Liam is a highly regarded, talented and ambitious young coach," said the Blue Brazil chairman Donald Findlay in a statement.

"We have an excellent relationship with Heart of Midlothian and I am very grateful to (majority shareholder) Ann Budge and her colleagues for allowing Liam to join us."

Cowdenbeath finished second bottom of League One and lost their two-leg play-off semi-final against Queen's Park, who finished fourth in the division below.

Fox, a midfielder, played most recently for Raith Rovers before moving into coaching, having also enjoyed spells at Inverness Caledonian Thistle and Livingston.

"Liam and Jason are both aware of my determination to see the club make an immediate return to League One," added Findlay.

"Suffice to say, they share that determination, relish the challenge and have already started work.

"I hope that everyone who has an interest in or affection for Cowdenbeath FC will give them wholehearted support as we embark upon the next chapter of the club's proud history which stretches back 135 years - and counting."