New management team announced for Kirkintilloch Rob Roy ahead of Jimmy Lindsay’s departure

LEAVING: Jimmy Lindsay handed in his notice last week
LEAVING: Jimmy Lindsay handed in his notice last week

A former player has been unveiled as Rob Roy Football Club’s new manager.

Stewart Maxwell, who played for the Kirkintilloch team for four years, will take over from current gaffer Jimmy Lindsay - who has accepted a coaching post abroad.

A statement on the club’s website said: “Following a series of interviews, Kirkintilloch Rob Roy FC are pleased to announce that their new managerial team will be Stewart Maxwell, Billy Thompson and Paul Ronald.

“Rob Roy welcome the new team and thank all other applicants for their interest in the post and as club policy they have been informed accordingly.

“Kirkintilloch Rob Roy wish Jimmy and Derek Frye, who is also leaving to return to the manager’s role at Ardrossan Winton Rovers, well for the future and sincerely thank them for their services since their appointments.”

Maxwell said: “The chance to manage a club of Rob Roy’s stature doesn’t come around too often and I felt that the opportunity was just too good to turn down.

“I had four terrific seasons there as a player and still enjoy a good relationship with the people running the club.”

He added: “We had an introductory meeting with the Rob Roy players last night to let them know our intentions and I felt things went well.”

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