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MADDEN, MOWBRAY FILLING SITUATIONS VACANT

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Bobby Madden has been named by the SFA as the referee for the Scottish League Cup Final on Sunday 15th March

The final between Celtic and Dundee United will be Madden’s first major final as referee, although apparently he has been to a few as a supporter! Madden’s  assistants will be Stephen Mitchell and Graeme Leslie, with Kevin Clancy acting as the Fourth Official.

Meanwhile a former Celtic manager, who was famous for taking Scottish referees’ honest mistakes on the chin, has himself been appointed to a new post.

 Tony Mowbray has been named new boss of League One side Coventry City.
Mowbray, who had been out of work since being axed by Middlesbrough in 2013, replaces another former Hoops defender Steven Pressley who was sacked last week.

The 51-year-old has been handed a contract to the end of the season before the club review the position.

Chief Executive Steve Waggott said: “We’ve secured the services of a highly-rated, experienced candidate for the job and Tony is a manager who has enjoyed plenty of success at a higher level.

“He has experience in coming into a club in challenging times and steering them through to safety and, on top of that, has enjoyed promotion, too.

“We wanted someone who could come in and hit the ground running because we have 14 important games left in this season and the number one priority is to preserve our League One status.

“We have agreed terms until the end of the season and then, immediately after the final ball is kicked, we can reassess and look at a longer term deal.”

Mowbray didn’t even last a season at Parkhead after replacing Gordon Strachan in June 2009.
He was given the boot after an embarrassing 4-0 defeat from St Mirren in Paisley the following March.

 

 
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