Aberdeen has confirmed the appointment of Jim Goodwin as manager on a two-and-a-half-year deal. He will succeed Stephen Glass as the manager after he was sacked following the exit from the Scottish Cup. Goodwin will be joined by Lee Sharp for their weekend game against Motherwell. Jack Ross and Paul Lambert were the other two managers linked with the job.
“I am hugely honored to have been offered the role of manager at this great football Club,” new Aberdeen manager Jim Goodwin said. “I would like to thank the board for putting their trust in me and I will do all I can going forward to repay the faith they have shown in me. The opportunity to work at one of the biggest club’s in the country is a dream come true, and I can’t wait to get started. Not only does Aberdeen FC have a great history and fan base, but it also has a clear ambition to be successful both on and off the pitch, an ambition that matches my own. You only need to see the level of investment made at Cormack Park to realise that.”
“Jim is a young, successful manager who is ambitious and relishing the opportunity to bring success to the Club,” Aberdeen chairman Dave Cormack said. “He fully embraces our vision and strategy and on behalf of everyone associated with Aberdeen Football Club, we welcome Jim as our new manager. Former captain Goodwin led St Mirren to ninth and seventh – their highest top-flight finish in 32 years – after replacing Oran Kearney in 2019. He also reached two semi-finals last season.”