Airdrie manager Mark Wilson has given a special thanks to Paul Hartley after the former Dundee United man was named manager of the month.
Wilson was given the League One accolade for November after his side managed three wins from three matches to keep them in touch with leaders Livingston and the 32-year-old has been quick to remember those who helped him get off to such a promising start.
Dundee gaffer Hartley and Wilson were teammates for two years at Celtic between 2007 and 2009.
Speaking after receiving his award, Wilson thanked his former teammate for giving him the opportunity to get into management.
He said: “I’m delighted. Although they’d never admit it, every manager looks to win awards and they appreciate awards because it shows they’re doing their job properly.
“Paul Hartley gave me the chance to coach at Alloa when I was still playing at Dundee United and I appreciate that hugely.
“It gave me the chance to go in and take charge of 20/30 boys on my own and get my own ideas across and he was very free in how he let me do things. He let me take charge of the reserve team and I was really pleased with that.
“It gave me the kind of platform and appetite to realise I wanted to actually go into management. I’m hugely grateful to him for letting me do that, I’ve got a good relationship with him, and I’m forever grateful and obviously that’s went a long way towards getting me the Airdrie job. Obviously, the guys upstairs at Airdrie consider things like that.”