Black plots cup shock in first week back at ’Well

PIC ALAN WATSON - MFC NEW ASSISTANT KENNY BLACK
PIC ALAN WATSON - MFC NEW ASSISTANT KENNY BLACK

New Motherwell assistant manager Kenny Black thinks he’s been spoiled by appearing in two cup finals for Airdrie, but is determined his current charges will also get to enjoy one.

’Well face Rangers at Hampden on Sunday for a place in the final of the Co-operative Insurance Cup and Black, who played for both clubs in the early 1980s, believes a shock could be on the cards.

He said: “Maybe I was a bit spoiled playing in two Scottish Cup finals. Motherwell have been in only two cup finals in the last 20 years so to reach another one would be a significant achievement.

“Rangers are the favourites but anything can happen, as we saw in last season’s Scottish Cup semi-final when Ross County beat Celtic.”

Last Thursday Black agreed a deal to become Stuart McCall’s number two until the end of the season, six months after being sacked as manager of Airdrie United.

Since then he has coached under Craig Levein with the Scotland squad.

Black said: “I was very grateful to Craig, but I’m delighted to be back in a position to work with players every day”.

Full story in January 27 edition of Times & Speaker