GAVIN Price is the new manager at Elgin City.
The former assistant to last City boss Jim Weir rejected the chance to join Weir at Forfar Athletic, and elected to step up to the Elgin job himself.
Following Weir’s departure from Borough Briggs to take over the Forfar vacancy, Price took charge on a caretaker basis for last week’s Irn Bru Cup tie against The New Saints.
Elgin invited applications for the post but chairman Graham Tatters and his board persuaded Price to stay on and take the position permanently.
“My plan had been to go with Jim to Forfar but obviously I feel I’m at a great club as it is, and it was a great opportunity for me,” Price told the Northern Scot.
“I’ve always had ambitions to be a manager at this level.”
Saturday’s Scottish Cup tie against Edusport Academy at Borough Briggs will be Price’s first official game at the City helm.
The 42-year-old previously managed at Perthshire junior sides Kinnoull and Jeanfield Swifts before becoming former St Johnstone team-mate Weir’s number 2 at Elgin in November, 2014.
As well as playing for Saints in his own career he served Forfar, Meadowbank Thistle, Brechin City, ADO Den Haag, Stirling Albion and Altrincham.
First full interview with new City boss Price in tomorrow’s Northern Scot