Aberdeen update on manager hunt after shock Warnock exit

Neil Warnock

ABERDEEN FC is set to begin the interview process for a new manager this week, with the aim of appointing somebody next week, after Neil Warnock’s shock resignation on Saturday.

The 75-year-old was in interim charge until the end of the season but called his spell short after disappointing league form that saw him unable to pick up a victory.

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The Englishman did oversee Scottish Cup wins over Bonnyrigg Rose and Kilmarnock, the latter being his final game in charge.

At the start of the year, the club had instructed football consultancy group BPTC to conduct a “holistic review” of the footballing operations.

Chief Executive Alan Burrows this morning told supporters that they have identified “several” key areas to enhance the current set up.

They are:

  • Implement certain structural changes within our football set up.
  • Implement new and additional policy, practices, and processes that will further strengthen all levels of player training and development, player pathway, scouting and recruitment and football performance.
  • Assist in the recruitment of a new First Team Manager and the addition of a new Technical Director to support the Director of Football.

Burrows said: “Clearly, the number one priority is the engagement of our new First-Team Manager.

“The Club, working with our partners, have compiled a shortlist with a combination of individuals we have identified that meet the key criteria we have agreed, and individuals that have expressed serious interest in the role.

“We plan to conduct a number of interviews this week and, in certain cases, seek permission to do so where managers are under contract elsewhere.

“Our aim is to appoint a First Team Manager during the upcoming international break. In the meantime, Peter Leven will continue in interim charge, assisted by Scott Anderson and Craig Samson.”

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