Published: 22/08/2014 11:08 - Updated: 22/08/2014 11:19

Rab ready to tough out his Rothes role

Written byCraig Christie

RAB Mulheron says bossing Rothes for a second time will be the toughest job he’s had in 30 years of Highland League football.

Rab Mulheron
Rab Mulheron

But the Tomatin-based sheriff’s officer is hell-bent on bring progress to the Speyside outfit, and called for the club to give him time to turn their fortunes around.

Mulheron (60) returned to Mackessack Park last year as assistant boss to Graeme Roy, who quit at the weekend following the team’s 8-0 home defeat against Fraserburgh.

Big Rab was immediately offered the job, but sought assurances from chairman Robbie Thomson that he would be given the support and patience to build his own team before signing a two-year deal.

“I took the job because of the chairman,” he said. “I’ve known Robbie for many years and know how much he and his wife Ann has put into it. They so badly want a team to be proud of.

“We’ll need time but the club has promised us we will get time. All I say to supporters and everybody who’s behind the club, just give us a chance. Rome wasn’t built in a day.”

“Those supporters, the 59ers, they tell you they will stick by you and they always have. They don’t say much, but I’d like to think they expect better than they’ve been getting and I want to give that to them.

“It’s nice to be back at the helm but it’s a tough job. To me this is my biggest challenge in 30 years in the Highland League, to try and bring this side forward. I’m quite excited but I know it’s going to be hard.

Full story in Northern Scot print version.

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