Following 326 matches in charge of the SPFL’s only amateur side, Queen’s Park manager Gus MacPherson has left the Spiders to join former side St Mirren in a newly created role with the Paisley club.
The Head Coach was at Hampden Park for just over 4 years as the ex-Queen of the South gaffer led the men in blank and white to promotion to League One before being relegated at the end of last term.
MacPherson leaves Queen’s Park sitting 6th in the fourth tier of Scottish football after six matches, 8 points, seven behind early pace-setters Edinburgh City. Mark Roberts will take charge of first-team affairs while the Spiders search for a new boss.
While, at the Premiership outfit, Oran Kearney will now have a helping hand at the Simple Digital Arena, as chairman Gordon Scott explained to the Saints official website:
“Over the past few months we have learned lessons regarding the structure we have in place and decided that we want to have someone within the football department who will be a constant presence going forward.
The board have a vision of how they want the club to develop. At present we have a plan but not the man power to define and execute it. Gus is someone I worked with closely when I was on the board previously and he has the experience and knowledge we are looking for in the newly created role. Gus in his role as Technical Director, will support both Tony Fitzpatrick and Oran Kearney in whatever manner they require for the club to progress and evolve.”