Director of football Gordon Dalziel hopes for appointment at Airdrie amid new boss links


Director of football Gordon Dalziel expects changes for Airdrie ahead of the big kick-off.

The Diamonds have still to appoint a boss after Mark Wilson left in June, but Dalziel hopes a new man to be in charge for the first league game against Forfar on Saturday.

Sources close to the club state that former East Fife manager Willie Aitchison has been helping with first-team training and has emerged as the favourite for the role.

Dalziel stated that coach Donald Jennow, who joined the management team under Eddie Wolecki Black, will be leaving the club in the next couple of weeks.

Former East Fife manager Willie Aitchison has been linked with the Airdrie job

He was also aiming to add at least one more player to the team before the transfer window closes.

Dalziel, who will start back his pundit work on Saturday, hopes an appointment will lift the players.

“We’re hoping to get somebody to fill the gap,” he told the Airdrie and Coatbridge Advertiser.

“My radio commitments start on Saturday and we need to get somebody in to go to Forfar.

“It would give fresh ideas and something different. The boys have been great — but we looked flat against St Mirren. It was probably a game too far for us.

“A lot of the young kids aren’t ready, but they need to learn their trade.

“We are hoping to add to the squad and bring at least one other player in.”

Airdrieonians coach Donald Jennow is set to leave the club after a difficult summer

He continued: “Donald (Jennow) has helped me, but he will be leaving in a couple of weeks.

“He is going to a job and we thank him for his hard work.

“He has been with the club for over a year and I thank him for everything he has done.

“We have to move on now and look at League One. We need a bit of experience”

Following the heavy 5-0 defeat to St Mirren, Dalziel was reflective on their Betfred Cup run, hoping that the players would learn from the result.

The former Raith boss added: “We didn’t finish bottom of the group and that was important. It’s a big week so we need to prepare ourselves.

“We won’t come up against teams like St Mirren, Livingston and Partick week in and week out.”



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