Dunfermline appoint Stevie Crawford as head coach
By Sky Sports News
Last Updated: 10/01/19 4:52pm
Dunfermline Athletic have appointed Stevie Crawford as their new head coach following the sacking of former manager Allan Johnston.
Johnston parted ways with Dunfermline on Wednesday with the club seventh in the Scottish Championship, four points outside the play-off places.
Crawford, 45, steps up to become head coach after acting as a first-team coach and reserve-team manager at East End Park since the start of the season.
The former Scotland international will be assisted by Greg Shields, who joins the club as part of his coaching staff.
Dunfermline chairman Ross McArthur said: "Stevie Crawford has been appointed Head Coach with immediate effect.
"Stevie has many years' experience in the game as a full-time player and coach, and achieved success at the highest level.
"As a player, he represented his country on 25 occasions and made over 200 appearances for our club.
"Stevie has been First Team Coach/Reserve Team Manager since the start of the season so his appointment also provides much-needed stability and continuity through his existing knowledge of our club and players.
"Stevie has impressed everyone since coming to our club with his energy, preparation and professionalism.
"He is really hungry to be successful and relishes the opportunity to take our club forward."
Crawford will take charge of his first match on Saturday when Dunfermline travel to face Dundee United at Tannadice.