Pressley takes charge

Last updated : 11 February 2010

Steven Pressley has been unveiled as Falkirk's new manager following the departure of Eddie May by mutual consent. Pressley, 36, has stepped up from his role as May's assistant for his first job in management. He will be assisted by veteran former Aberdeen and St Mirren boss Alex Smith, who had been director of football under May. May's departure after less than eight months in charge followed reports he had quit in the wake of Wednesday night's 1-0 Clydesdale Bank Premier League defeat to Kilmarnock. That left the club three points adrift at the foot of the table. Pressley told the Bairns' official website: "It has been a day of mixed emotions for me, with the disappointment of Eddie May leaving the club, but also the excitement of being given the opportunity to manage Falkirk Football Club. "Working with Eddie over the last seven months has been a hugely enjoyable experience and we grew very close during that time. I have been given the opportunity to lead Falkirk to the end of the season and have a great belief in the players, backroom staff, the board and finally myself in securing Falkirk Football Club's SPL status."

Source: PA

Source: PA

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