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