Craig Brown resigns as Motherwell boss

Mark Cohen by Mark Cohen / 10 December 2010, 01:19

Today the sackrace has been informed that Motherwell head coach Craig Brown has resigned his position of manager of Motherwell and he is fully expected to be installed as the new manager of Aberdeen, replacing Mark McGhee who was sacked earlier this month.

Earlier this week Brown rebuffed an initial approach that was made by Dons' chairman, Stewart Milne stating that although certain players contracts were up at Motherwell he did not want to move and was relishing the challenges he had with the North Lanarkshire Club. However the Aberdeen chairman would not take no for an answer and he approached Brown on a second occasion to take over the vacant role. This second approach looks like it has tipped the balance for Brown who would also be taking his assistant Archie Knox with him.

The managerial pair have made Motherwell an impressive side in the Scottish Premier League on a very limited budget getting them firmly rooted in the top 6 teams. However Knox has a prior connection with Aberdeen having been Sir Alex Ferguson's assistant during his tenure with Aberdeen in the 80's.

Nothing has yet been officially confirmed by Aberdeen but all odds on the replacement have now been taking down by bookmakers Victor Chandler who did have Scottish U21 manager Billy Stark down as the favourite to take over the role.

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