COWDENBEATH have appointed former player Dougie Hill as their new manager.

The 39-year-old, a centre back who helped the club win the Third Division title in the 2005-06 campaign, will replace Calum Elliot in the Central Park hot seat.

Hill was previously assistant boss up the road at Kelty Hearts.

Cowden secretary David Allan said: “The club is very pleased to confirm that following a series of interviews and discussions, we are now able to announce that Dougie Hill has accepted the post as the new manager of Cowdenbeath FC.

“Dougie, of course, really needs no introduction to our fans given his long and distinguished playing career including his core involvement with Cowden’s title winning success back in 2006 under Mixu Paatelainen - he still treasures that success as a highlight of his career.

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“Dougie also helped us out on the field once more in the early part of the season.

"Latterly, he has been with Berwick Rangers and his 20 year playing career saw him also play for Alloa, Brechin, Dumbarton, Raith Rovers and Kelty Hearts.”

David added: “Dougie previously was assistant manager up at Kelty and was keen to seek an opportunity to take on a managerial role.

"Thus, he is delighted to now step up to take charge back at Central Park as we move towards season 2024-25.

“We are sure all Cowden fans will give Dougie a warm welcome and that they too readily appreciate the passion that he has always brought to his football and the regard he has for Cowdenbeath FC.”