Duffy joins Coaching staff
Jim Duffy joins coaching staff
David Hopkin has strengthened his coaching staff ahead of the new campaign with the addition of the vastly experienced Jim Duffy and John Joyce.
62 year-old Duffy joins the Honest Men having steered Dumbarton to League 1 safety last season, defeating Stranraer and Edinburgh City in the play-offs. With over 840 games in the dugout under his belt, Jim has previously managed Falkirk, Dundee (twice), Brechin, Clyde and Greenock Morton in addition to coaching spells with Chelsea and Norwich City.
John Joyce has been assistant manager at Clyde and Annan. He had a highly successful development role at Dumbarton and has been Community coaching with Rangers.
David Hopkin said:"When Jim left Dumbarton I gave him a call to see what his thoughts were and asked him to come on board. Over the years we have always been keen to work together and he was really keen to join us here. Jim has incredible experience in football management and coaching, he has barely been out of work in the last 40 years. His knowledge of the game is second to none and he will be an integral part of our coaching staff.
John is someone that we know really well and he has a fantastic knowledge of the lower leagues in Scotland. He has a background in the welfare of players and working with mental health and these days that kind of thing is crucial. He has been an assistant manager for many years and is a top coach. We are delighted to have them both on board."