Dundee favourite Barry Smith says “it’s great to be back” after taking the managerial reins at Brechin City.
The former Dens skipper and manager returns to the dugout after leaving fellow-League One side Raith Rovers at the start of September.
The 44-year-old hasn’t been out of work long, however, as Brechin chose him to replace the sacked Darren Dods late last night.
Having played 60 times for the Angus side, the former Tele writer is no stranger at Glebe Park.
He told the Tele today: “It’s great to be back in.
“I played for Brechin toward the end of my career and I really enjoyed my time there.
“I like the type of club it is, it’s really well-run from the top to the bottom and that was really important to me when deciding on the job.”
First with East Fife and then with Raith, Barry has plenty of experience of life in League Two, something which should set him up ahead of his first game against Forfar on Saturday.
“I’ve spent the last two years in this division and I know it well, I know the teams and the players.
“I’ve seen plenty of Brechin, too, and there’s a good core of players here.
“Like any team, you want to put your own stamp on things but we just have to get them back to being solid and get some results.
“We’re not looking too far ahead because the league table is so tight but the next game is a great one for me to start with – an Angus derby against Forfar.”
Smith will be assisted by another former Dundee player in Stevie Campbell, who took caretaker charge of Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to Raith.
Barry added: “Stevie agreeing to stay on is a real positive and he can give me a real insight to the team.”