Sky Bet League Two side Notts County have announced on their official website that former St Mirren and Crystal Palace midfielder Jamie Fullarton has been appointed as first-team manager at Meadow Lane.
The League Two side, who sit 18th in the table, fired Ricardo Moniz in December after an eight-month spell at the club, placing Academy manager Mick Halsall and Under-21s coach Richard Dryden in temporary charge.
Moniz, who was in charge when the club suffered relegation in May, left the club with the Magpies sitting 15th in the League Two table, seven points adrift of the play-off places.
However, chairman Ray Trew has moved to appoint Fullarton, and told the club’s website: ‘I don’t think I have ever been as impressed by someone at an interview as I was by Jamie. He had us all captivated throughout what turned out to be a lengthy assessment of his suitability for the role.’
Fullarton, who is also a former Scotland Under-21 international, added: ‘I am delighted and excited by the prospect of managing such a great club as Notts County, laced with history and tradition.’
Since ending his playing career in 2005, the 41-year-old has held coaching positions with Palace, Bolton Wanderers and Nottingham Forest.
Fullarton’s first game in charge will be away at Crawley Town next weekend, looking to eat into a nine-point gap between themselves and the top seven.
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