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New management team confirmed


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New management team confirmed

PostedJune 5, 2011

Cowdenbeath Football Club is delighted to confirm the appointment of Colin Cameron as player/manager.

The Board met on Saturday to consider the vacancy - following Jimmy Nicholl's resignation - with Cameron the unanimous choice.

Cameron, who will be assisted by Lee Makel, takes charge with immediate effect. The new management team are already in advanced re-signing talks with the majority of last seasons squad with announcements expected in due course. The pair have also drawn up a list of targets in order to strengthen certain areas of the team.

The squad report back for pre-season training on 21st June.

Club Chairman Donald Findlay commented: "I'm delighted that Colin has accepted the position of manager of Cowdenbeath Football Club."

"Our clear objective is to challenge for promotion to the 1st Division and we will do all we can to support Colin and Lee in their endeavors to achieve this.

"I would also like to record the Board's thanks to Jimmy for his fantastic efforts last season."

Cameron (38) initially joined the club as player/assistant manager in July 2010 and made a big impression both on and off the pitch last season.

The former Scotland internationalist, who is a UEFA qualified coach, began his career with neighbours Raith Rovers, under the tutelage of Jimmy Nicholl, in 1990 before moving on to Hearts, Wolves, Coventry and Milton Keynes Dons. The Kirkcaldy-born midfielder returned to Scotland in 2008 and spent two season with First Division side Dundee before making the move to Central Park.

Makel, who will also be registered as a player, joined the club during the January 2011 transfer window from Swedish 1st Division side Ostersunds FK where he had taken up a player/coach position in April 2008.

The Sunderland-born players started his career with Newcastle United but is best know for successful spells with Hearts and Livingston (twice). He won the Scottish Cup with Hearts and Scottish League Cup with Livingston. He also helped the Almondvale side to a third place finish in the SPL and a place in the UEFA Cup.

The cultured midfielder has also turned out for Blackburn Rovers, Huddersfield Town, Bradford City, Plymouth Argyle, Dunfermline Athletic and a short spell with East Fife.

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