Kerr appoints his number 2

Today manager Mark Kerr appointed Michael McArdle as his Assistant Manager.

Most recently Michael has been Head of Coaching at St Mirren and prior to that was the Academy Director at Forth Valley Academy. He has also provided detailed match analysis reports and talent identification for Dundee United, Aberdeen, St Mirren and many other clubs. Michael was also part of the interim management team at Falkirk.

Manager Mark Kerr said :”Michael brings a lot more than a normal assistant manager would. I have worked with him previously at Falkirk and he has an extremely wide range of skills. He has provided in depth opposition analysis for numerous big teams in Scotland and is extremely adept at identifying talent so will be a big help in terms of recruitment. Michael’s qualities will ensure that we have a more rounded management team.”

Sandy Stewart will now be leaving the club and we would like to thank Sandy for all he did while at Ayr United and wish him all the best for the future.

Ayr United Media today interviewed Michael and the full interview will be on all our channels later today.