St Mirren have appointed former Motherwell boss Stephen Robinson as their new supervisor.
The Northern Irishman left his function at Morecambe to return to Scotland and has signed a deal till the summer time of 2024 on the SMiSA stadium, changing Jim Goodwin who left for Aberdeen on Saturday.
Robinson emerged because the Saints’ first alternative on Monday and so they have been “reluctantly” given permission by the English League One membership to carry talks with the 47-year-old, who shall be assisted by Diarmuid O’Carroll.
“It is an absolute honour that St Mirren have are available in and have been keen to pay the compensation,” Robinson stated.
“It got here out of the blue and after I spoke to the fellows on the membership it actually impressed me what they’re attempting to do.
“We spoke in-depth about the place we will take the membership and there is actual thrilling occasions forward.
“With the foundations which have already been constructed by Jim (Goodwin) it is as much as me to take them on and construct on what’s already been accomplished.”
St Mirren chief govt Tony Fitzpatrick stated: “We’re all delighted to welcome Stephen as the brand new supervisor of St Mirren.
“Stephen suits the profile of what we’re searching for in a supervisor.
“He has nice expertise of the Scottish recreation and had good success on the park with Motherwell which noticed him attain the finals of each the League and Scottish Cups as properly a third-place end and qualification for the Europa League.
“Stephen additionally did an amazing job of growing younger gamers at Motherwell which was an vital consideration for us with the St Mirren Youth Academy one of many predominant pillars of our soccer membership.
“We want to thank Morecambe FC for his or her co-operation in getting this deal accomplished.”
Aberdeen player-coach Scott Brown and Hearts coach Steven Naismith had been within the operating for the job, earlier than St Mirren agreed a deal to rent Robinson.
Robinson spent three seasons at Motherwell, taking them to 2 home cup finals and securing a top-six end.
He additionally labored with a number of gamers presently on the Paisley membership, together with Curtis Most important, Charles Dunne and Richard Tait, throughout his spell at Fir Park which got here to an finish in 2020 after a poor run of outcomes.
St Mirren, who’re seventh within the Scottish Premiership, journey to Dundee for his or her subsequent recreation on Wednesday.