Greenock Morton appoint David Hopkin as manager on three-year contract
Last Updated: 15/05/19 12:04pm
Greenock Morton have confirmed the appointment of David Hopkin as manager on a three-year contract.
Hopkin had two spells as a player at Cappielow and later worked as development squad coach, assistant and interim manager at the club.
The 48-year-old had been out of work since resigning as manager of Bradford in February. He had previously led Livingston from League One to the Scottish Premiership in back-to-back promotions before leaving the club last summer.
The former Chelsea, Leeds and Crystal Palace player succeeds Jonatan Johansson, who left his role on the morning of Morton's final game of the season in the Scottish Championship.
"Attracting David back to the club is a massive coup for us, especially when he has been offered so many positions since leaving Livingston," Morton chairman Crawford Rae told the club's website.
"David is a phenomenal coach and we are delighted that he will be working to further develop our home-grown talent while building a squad that will hopefully bring absent supporters back to Cappielow.
"David knows that it will take time to build and mould his team for the future, which is why we are both delighted to commit to a three-year term.
"This will provide the stability that we consider vital as we look to build a strong foundation upon which we can take the club forward and give us a chance of taking this fine club back to the top flight."