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Jim McIntyre named as Queen of the South manager

Jim McIntyre has been named as the new Queen of the South manager.

He takes over from Allan Johnston who left the club on Monday (24th July) for Kilmarnock.

"He is a young, experienced Manager who has an expansive attacking view on football. We are expecting him to build on the playing style of the current squad."

– Queen of the South Football Club



Breaking: Allan Johnston has left Queen of the South

Former Queen of the South Manager Allan Johnston Credit: ITV News Border

Queen of the South have confirmed that Manager Allan Johnston has accepted a deal to move to his former club Kilmarnock, along with his assistant Sandy Clark.

Chairman Billy Hewitson said he was very disappointed that it had taken so long for Johnston to make his mind up.

He added that he intended to get a new manager in place by the end of this week.

He said:

"I am disappointed that it has taken so long. It would have been better if he had made a decision a week ago.

"The new manager will now have to pick up the pieces because training has already started.

"We will get a new manager in place as quickly as possible and hope to conduct interviews this week.

"We cant go into next week without having a manager in place. But this is football and we will get over it.

Queen of the South Scottish First Division fixtures 2013/2014

The Scottish First Division fixtures have been announced for the 2013/2014 season.

Below you can see the Queen of the South fixtures for the first two weekends of the campaign, Boxing Day and January 2nd matches and the final match of the season.

  • Saturday, 10th August, 2013- Queen of the South v. Dundee
  • Saturday, 17th August, 2013- Livingston v. Queen of the South
  • Thursday, 26th December, 2013- Queen of the South v. Livingston
  • Thursday, 2nd January, 2014- Hamilton v. Queen of the South
  • Saturday, 3rd May, 2014- Cowdenbeath v. Queen of the South

Majority of football clubs in South of Scotland voted against changes

ITV Border has learnt that three out of the four clubs in the South of Scotland voted against plans to form a single league in Scotland.

Annan Athletic, Stranraer FC and Berwick Rangers voted against the proposals at a meeting today.

Only Queen of the South voted in favour from this region

The plans were passed by 23 votes to six amongst the lower league clubs. But because it needed a 75 percent majority, the proposals were actually carried by a single vote.

It's supposed to be a 42 club solution but it does nothing for the clubs in the third and second division either financially, voting-wise or structurally. We feel clubs from the lower two divisions have been pushed aside. We will be, at best, financially no better off.

– Iain Dougan, Vice-chairman Stranraer FC

Queen of the South back new plans for Scottish football

The chairman of the Queen of the South has given his backing to the new structure for football in Scotland.

Billy Hewitson said that the plans would spread television rights money more equally amongst all the clubs in the new Scottish Football League.

It's not just good for Queen of the South, it's good for Scottish football because it'll lead to a unified body and that will give it more stability.

It provides a better financial distribution model for all clubs in the league."

– Billy Hewitson, Chairman of Queen of the South

Queens were promoted to the old Scottish First Division last season.

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