Harvey named as Rangers' manager

Berwick Rangers have appointed a new manager in the shape of Johnny Harvey.

Tuesday, 16th October 2018, 3:59 pm
Updated Tuesday, 16th October 2018, 4:02 pm

Harvey, 36, is widely acknowledged as one of the brightest managerial prospects outside the SPFL, having enjoyed success with Edinburgh United, Haddington Athletic and most recently with Penicuik Athletic.

He replaces former boss Robbie Horn who resigned a fortnight ago and will take charge of the first team with immediate effect.

His first game in charge will be this Saturday’s home Scottish Cup 2nd round tie against Gretna.

Vice Chairman John Bell, who led the recruitment process, said: “Johnny made a real impact on the interviewing panel with his infectious enthusiasm, attention to detail and a real desire to do well at Berwick Rangers.

“After his presentation there was no doubting that he was the man for the job and we’re delighted to have secured his services.

“Berwick Rangers would like to express their gratitude to Penicuik for their co-operation.”

Rangers will go into the Gretna game without the services of central defender Jamie Todd.

He was injured at the beginning of the second half in Berwick’s last game, a 3-1 defeat at Edinburgh City, and has sustained ankle ligament damage. Indications are that he will be out of action for between four and six weeks.

Should Saturday’s game be postponed for any reason, the clubs have agreed to a rearranged date of Tuesday, October 23 at 7.45pm.