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19th Feb 2022

Irishman Jim Goodwin announced as new Aberdeen manager

Luke Jennings

‘To manage one of the biggest clubs in Scotland is a dream come true.’

Jim Goodwin makes the move to Aberdeen from St. Mirren where he replaces the outgoing Stephen Glass.

The 40-year-old has signed a two-and-a-half-year deal at Pittodrie. The Irishman had managed St. Mirren since 2019 where he managed to establish The Buddies as a Scottish Premiership outfit.

Aberdeen currently sits 8th in the Scottish Premier League as they look to secure European football for next season. They are currently three points off 4th place Hibernian.

Jim Goodwin

Jim Goodwin named the new Aberdeen manager.

Jim Goodwin told Aberdeen’s official website on Saturday morning after being announced. “I am hugely honoured to have been offered the role of manager at this great football club.”

“The opportunity to work at one of the biggest clubs in the country is a dream come true and I can’t wait to get started.”

Goodwin identified Aberdeen’s want to be successful in all aspects. “Not only does Aberdeen FC have a great history and fanbase, but it also has a clear ambition to be successful both on and off the pitch, an ambition which matches my own.”

The opening of Aberdeen’s new training ground was an added incentive for Goodwin. “You only need to see the level of investment made at Cormack Park (the club’s training ground) to realise that.”

Aberdeen Chairman on Jim Goodwin.

The Aberdeen Chairman Dave Cormack on Jim Goodwin’s appointment. “Jim is a young, successful manager who is ambitious and relishing the opportunity to bring success to the club.

“He fully embraces our vision and strategy and on behalf of everyone associated with Aberdeen Football Club, we welcome Jim as our new manager.”

Goodwin will take charge of his next match for Aberdeen against Dundee United in Pittodrie as they look to climb the league table.

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