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Last Updated: Monday, 30 October 2006, 17:42 GMT
Welsh named new Cowdenbeath boss
Brian Welsh in action for Cowdenbeath
Brian Welsh has a brief spell as a player with the Blue Brazil
Cowdenbeath have named former Dundee United and Hibernian defender Brian Welsh as their new manager.

Welsh, who has been youth coach at Central Park for two years, replaces his former Tannadice team-mate, Mixu Paatelainen, who returned to Finland.

The new boss told the Cowden website: "I believe I have served my time and am more than ready for the challenge."

"I am looking to build on the success that Mixu has achieved and make Cowden as successful a team as possible."

The 37-year-old Welsh famously scored the decisive goal in a play-off victory over Partick Thistle as United won promotion back to the SPL in 1996.

His playing career was ended by injury after a spell with the Blue Brazil.

"I run my own taxi firm but will be at Central Park every day and the regime of full-time training will continue for those players without other commitments during the day," he said.

Cowdenbeath chairman Gordon McDougall added:"We knew what we were looking for and Brian met that criteria.

"He comes from the same school as Mixu - the Jim McLean school of coaching - and has a excellent football pedigree.

"We had good interest in the post but felt that continuity was important as we have an excellent set-up at the club."



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