Kris Lindsay has been named the new manager of Dungannon Swifts.
Lindsay fills the vacancy left by Rodney McAree who has replaced Oran Kearney at Coleraine.
The former Glenavon coach was not present at Stangmore Park tonight as Swifts defeated champions Crusaders 3-2.
The ex-Linfield, Portadown, Larne and Lurgan Blues player will take charge of the team on Saturday when Dungannon take on his old club Glenavon.
After agreeing terms Lindsay said, “I’ve played under and worked for some great managers in my career and will always be indebted to Gary (Hamilton) and Glenavon for giving me the opportunity to coach at this level but I’ve never hidden the fact that I want to manage.
“When the opportunity arose here at Dungannon, it was something I was excited about and one that I couldn’t turn down and let pass me by.
“Dungannon is a family club with great facilities and ethos, and one that I have complete faith that I can get moving in the right direction up the table. It’s a fresh challenge for me and one that I can’t wait to get started with.”
Welcoming the new man on board club chairman Keith Boyd said, “I am absolutely delighted with the appointment of our new manager, Kris Lindsay. He has lots of experience within the Irish League and I am excited to see what he brings to Dungannon Swifts.”
DUNGANNON Swifts will begin the search for a new manager following the imminent departure of Rodney McAree.