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Last Updated: Wednesday, 24 October 2007, 08:47 GMT 09:47 UK
Ayr swiftly appoint Reid as boss
Brian Reid
Brian Reid had a previous spell as caretaker at Somerset Park
Ayr United have quickly appointed former Rangers, Dunfermline, Falkirk and Burnley defender Brian Reid as manager to succeed Neil Watt.

Watt departed on Monday citing a difference in outlook with the club.

The 37-year-old Reid played for Ayr last season and also had what the club describe as a "brief and successful" spell as caretaker.

Reid said: "I am delighted to have the opportunity to manage a club of Ayr United's standing and am raring to go."

Watt has denied that Saturday's 4-1 home defeat to Division Two leaders Ross County was a factor in his decision.

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And Reid stressed on the club website: "We have a good squad of players, many of whom I know, and I look forward to working with them."

Reid and the club will now begin the search for an assistant after Stuart Millar followed Reid out of the club.

Ayr chairman Donald Cameron said: "I welcome Brian's appointment and look forward to progress on the field of play in the weeks ahead."

Reid began his career with Morton and was tipped for major honours until a serious injury curtailed his prospects after joining Rangers.

His other clubs include Blackpool and Queen of the South, where he was also a coach.

Reid takes over with Ayr sitting seventh in the table, nine points adrift of County and Raith Rovers.

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