New Ardrossan boss Gavin Friels admits management’s appeal was ‘too much’

Gavin Friels admits management’s appeal was “too much” following his appointment as the new boss of Ardrossan Winton Rovers.

Friels is stepping down from his role as assistant to Chris Strain at Kilwinning Rangers to head to Winton Park as number 1, replacing Stevie Wilson who left recently.

Chris McGowan will join him as number 2 and Jamie Houston has taken on a coaching role.

A statement from Friels on Kilwinning’s social media pages read: “To everyone at the Buffs, I want to thank you all for making me and my family feel welcome every time we visit. were coming to the park.

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“I loved every minute of my time at the club, a fantastic group of hard working people and great fans.

“I wish the club all the best for the future and every success that comes its way will be well deserved.

“I would like to thank Chris [Strain] for giving me the opportunity to enter.

“I got a great overview of his coaching knowledge and I’m second to none tactically, and he gave me a lesson in hard work.

“A great group of players who I’m sure can take the club to where it needs to be.

“As I told the players, it was a very difficult decision, but the attraction to come back to management was just too strong.”

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