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Former Celt appointed Clyde manager

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Jim Duffy Celtic newsFormer Celt has been appointed manager of Third Division Clyde.

Duffy was a stalward of the reserve side in the early eighties but was unable to break through into the first team and moved on to Morton before becoming one of the best defenders in at Dundee.

In the days before shaved heads were trendy Duffy took the cries of ‘baldy baldy’ in good heart and never gave less than 100%.

As manager of Dundee he took the club to the 1995 Coca Cola Cup Final but after a spell as manager his reputation in management went on the decline.

Duffy resigned as manager at the end of last season but is pleased to be back in the game as manager of Clyde.

“I am delighted to accept the offer to become manager of Clyde FC,” he told the club website. “The club has played a long and distinguished part within the history of Scottish football.

“Like many clubs, Clyde have had some turbulent times in recent seasons, so we will need everyone to work extremely hard to try to first and foremost gain a level of respectability.

“Only once this is achieved can we start to look to a brighter future. I look forward to the challenge ahead and can’t wait to get started.”

Clyde are currently sitting at the bottom of the Third Division with just six points and have yet to win a home match.

Duffy’ first game in charge will be on Saturday at home to Elgin City.

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