Last updated : 11 May 2004 By Duke Of Galloway
Ian Scott was named yesterady as Queens new manager. The popular Tynesider has signed a full-time deal on a rolling one year contract. His life-long friend Warren Pearson also from Tyneside has been appointed as his assistant although on a part-time basis. Scott will continue to reside in Tyneside and will commute to Dumfries but will stay overnight on occassions if required. He admitted it was a massive decision to give up his job and manage Queens on a full-time basis but he has had the backing of his family all the way. I got the impression that both Ian and Warren are hands on men an relish being on the training ground. Ian like his previous boss John Connolly will stand no nonsense and a strict code of discipline will continue at the club. The new manager's priorities are to hopefully take the club forward to new heights and there is good news that 10-12 young professionals will be taken on in conjunction with an accord with the Crichton Campus deatils of which will be announced shortly. Queens will also be opening a new training facilty in the Crichton grounds. Chairman David Rae stated that he was in no doubt that Ian was the man for the job despite numerous enquiries from all over Scotland. David however did say that a complete full-time Queens team was not an option at the moment due to the financial constraints. He also hopes to meet with TESCO shortly on the future of the supermarket adjacent to Palmerston. The company are due to re-locate to the Cuckoo Bridge at the end of the summer. The new manager was hoping to resolve all the contrct issues with players in the the near future and several new faces will appear next season. Queens are also be looking for a new 1st team coach and details will be announced shortly.