Ex Hibs winger Ivan Sproule appointed Dergview manager

Last updated : 28 October 2018 By Steve Forbes

Ex Hibs winger Ivan Sproule has been appointed as the new manager of Dergview FC

The League Cup winning legend has taken the job at his hometown club after leaving NI intermediate side Ardstraw after 18 months in charge.

Sproule replaces Peter Allan with Dergview third bottom of the Bluefin Sports Championship after seven straight defeats.

Assistant manager Neil Coulter who also follows him from Ardstraw.

Speaking at the press conference, Sproule said:

"We both had successful spells at the club and that attachment has followed the both of us around," he said. "The challenge has come to take over the club, and we’re relishing the opportunity to get stuck into it.

"We're local lads and we want the local community to come back in through the gates to us. It's a big challenge but it's one that we're relishing.

"Everyone knows I'm quite ambitious. I see my long-term ambitions, as more than developing the football side.

"The club are working tirelessly to upgrade facilities. I would like to leave, as much as a good footballing pedigree behind me, something for the Dergview people in general, whether it's a new clubhouse or changing rooms; these are aspirations for me. It's about giving back into the community and the club. Hopefully, the long-term goal can be to see the club progress."

Everyone at Hibernian-Mad wishes Ivan well with his new job.

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