Eddie Wolecki Black appointed as Tayport FC manager.
Tayport Football Club are delighted to announce that Eddie Wolecki Black has been appointed as the club’s new manager.
Eddie joins Tayport from Forfar Farmington FC and the club are thrilled that Eddie has agreed to become our new manager. Eddie joins us with a wealth of experience and success under his belt and is a full UEFA License holder.
Eddie began his coaching career with Dundee United under Jim McLean before taking on coaching roles with Brechin City and Arbroath. His first venture into management was with Lochee United and he had much success at Thomson park leading them to the East Super League title and to the 2005 Scottish Junior Cup final where they lost out to ourselves on the day. He was then appointed as manager of Montrose and later joined Glasgow City Ladies firstly as a coach and then as the manager in 2011. Great success came for Eddie in his four years as manager of Glasgow City, in his time as manager he won four Scottish Women’s Premier League titles, four Scottish cups and four League cups and also led them to the Quarter finals of the UEFA Women’s Champions League. Wolecki Black then returned to men’s football with roles at Edusport Academy (now Caledonian Braves) and then at Airdieonians firstly as the Youth Academy Director and then as the Head Coach of the first team. After a period of ill health Eddie returned to management with Motherwell Ladies leading them to the Scottish Women’s Premier League 2 title. He then moved to manage Celtic Ladies before returning to manage Motherwell Ladies for a second time. Eddie then took on the role of Director of Football at Gartcairn Juniors before returning to the dug out to manage Forfar Farmington.
As well as managing the first team at Tayport Football Club Eddie’s wealth of knowledge in women’s football and youth football will be a massive asset to the club as we look at adding youth teams and a ladies team to the club’s set up in the future.
Coaches Grant Miler and Bobby Brown will still take charge of the team on Saturday when we take on Lochee Harp at home. Eddie will be in attendance on Saturday before taking training for the first time next week. His first match in charge will be on Saturday 6th November away to Brechin Victoria. Grant Miller and Bobby Brown will be remaining at the Canniepairt as part of Eddie’s coaching team and the club are delighted about this.
On Eddie’s appointment Tayport FC Chairman David Baikie said, “I’m delighted with this appointment, Eddie brings a wealth of experience, more importantly he brings experience in success. I have confidence that his coaching ability and organisation will improve our teams performances and at some point in the future bring back successful times. I’m also pleased Eddie chose to keep Grant and Bobby on his coaching staff and I’m pleased he has invited another Tayport Legend to his coaching staff, this will be announced later this week. May I wish Eddie a long and successful period at the Canniepairt.”
Later this week we will hear from our new manager about his plans and ambitions for the Port and will bring you pictures of his welcome photo shoot.
Welcome to the Port Eddie, we are extremely excited about the future of Tayport Football Club going forward with you at the helm.