UPDATE: This on DFC's site: Dumbarton Football Club Ltd regret to announce, following a telephone call to our chairman Ian Macfarlane this morning that due to the most personal and private reasons John Brown, who had previously accepted the post of team manager, is now unable to accept the position. Chairman Ian MacFarlane said : "Having discussed this with both John Brown and his business advisor Andrew S McCormick, while disappointed, my board and I have to accept that the reasons are genuine."
Former Rangers player and coach John Brown has been appointed as the new manager at Dumbarton FC, Alan Findlay has reported on the Club's official website. He succeeds Gerry McCabe, who was relieved of the post last week. Meanwhile, Jim Clark and Chris Hillcoat both remain at the Club as assistant manager and under-19 coach respectively.
Sons Supporters Trust Director Stephen Lynch commented : "I am convinced this is excellent news for the club and the Trust. Based on John's background and experience there will be even greater focus and knowledge in the Youth Development Initiatives.
"The Trust were instrumental in putting the youth development back at the club and we believe this is key to a successful community Football Club. I urge all fans to come down on Saturday and give him our full backing and let this appointment be the catalyst for getting DFC back to where it belongs. "