Stephen Swift Named BSC Glasgow Manager
BSC Glasgow are delighted to announce the appointment of Stephen Swift as the club’s new manager.
The former Kilbirnie Ladeside boss comes to us with a proven track record in Junior football and plentiful experience playing in senior football following spells with Cowdenbeath, Queen of the South, Ayr United and Stranraer, where he won the Third Division title in 2003/04 and then promotion to the First Division in the very next season.
Swift is keen to get to work quickly with an important match coming up against Hawick Royal Albert on Saturday before the curtain comes down on the league season at home to Whitehill Welfare on 22nd April.
“I’m really looking forward to getting going. I’m coming in at this stage in the season to give me a better chance to get up close and personal with the players both on the training ground and on a Saturday afternoon. There’s a big challenge ahead to push the club on and this will give us the chance to see who’s up for the fight.”
Despite a recent playing stint with Kilwinning Rangers, 36 year old Stephen isn’t planning to lace up his boots at the Indodrill Stadium.
“I had been helping out at Kilwinning Rangers in a playing capacity but kept on the lookout for the right management opportunity. When the job here came up I knew it was the right time and I’ll be hanging up my boots to focus purely on coaching and managing the BSC Glasgow players.”
The new manager will be assisted by former Head of Youth Development at Dumbarton, Richie Salveta, and former St. Johnstone and Hamilton Accies striker Michael Moore, who both bring a wealth of knowledge to their roles and we are excited to welcome them aboard.
General Manager George Fraser said: “We are delighted to welcome Stephen to the club. The calibre of candidates applying for the job was incredibly high, but Stephen's experience and enthusiasm put him at the top of the list. We are looking forward to him getting started in earnest.”
We would also like to place on record our gratitude to Interim Manager Jamie Hamilton and his staff. Their commitment to the cause has been invaluable and BSC Glasgow would undoubtedly not be the club it is without their hard work. We are pleased to say that Jamie will be remaining with the club in a new role and Nicola Hardie will continue to work with our first team goalkeepers.
Follow how Stephen and the boys get on against Hawick on Saturday on Twitter: @BSCGlasgow
Photo: BSC Glasgow's new management team. (L-R: Michael Moore, Stephen Swift & Richie Salveta)