BARRY Wilson says returning to Elgin City as their new manager was an easy decision for him to make.
And though he sees big challenges ahead in his mission to bring success to the club, he insists he is ready to tackle them with relish.
Wilson (41) was unveiled as the Borough Briggs outfit's boss on Tuesday, and the former Ross County and Caley Thistle favourite penned a two-and-a-half-year contract yesterday (Thursday).
He said coming in to replace Ross Jack, a personal friend who took him to Elgin in 2010 as his assistant, was a decision tinged with sympathy for his predecessor.
But he said City were one of only three clubs he would have left previous employers Wick Academy to come and work for, and he was excited about kicking off a new era in his career.
"I can't wait for Saturday to come," he said. "It was an easy decision to come here when the time was right for me to leave Wick and take on a new challenge.
"It's tinged with a little bit of disappointment that my friend has lost his job to get to this stage. But it's a great opportunity for me."
* Read the full and exclusive Barry Wilson interview in 'The Northern Scot' print version.