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Former Elgin City manager Gavin Price is appointed as boss at Highland League champions Brechin City

By Craig Christie

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Brechin City have appointed ex-Elgin City manager Gavin Price as their new manager.

Gavin Price is the new boss at Brechin. Photo: Bob Crombie
Gavin Price is the new boss at Brechin. Photo: Bob Crombie

Price, who left Elgin in April after five-and-a-half years and 229 matches at the helm, has been tasked with the job of steering the Tayside outfit back to the SPFL.

Previous Brechin manager Andy Kirk departed the club this month to join new St Johnstone manager Craig Levein in Perth.

Price has two spells as a player at Brechin and was almost lured away to become their manager during his Elgin management stint while the Glebe Park outfit were still in the SPFL.

They were relegated to the Highland League three years ago through the play-offs, and after finishing third in their debut north season they won the league in 2022-23, but lost to Spartans on penalties in the play-off semi-finals.

Price, who will keep Brechin assistant Stephen Simmons on as his number two, said on the club's website: "I am delighted to get the opportunity to come back to Brechin City as a manager.

"The positivity and structure of the club has really impressed me and is something I really want to be part of."

Club chairman Kevin Mackie added: "We were astonished at the overwhelming interest in the managerial vacancy, however I emphasise the club's need for stability during this time.

“I am confident that Gavin Price, with his extensive experience, is the ideal choice for the role.

“We extend our sincere gratitude to all candidates who showed interest in this position and wish them every success in the future.

“The club appreciates Stephen's professionalism and dedication over the past two weeks. We look forward to seeing the benefits from Gavin and Stephen working together.”

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