Jim Chapman played with Albion Rovers and Dumbarton before managing Albion Rovers and Dumbarton who were promoted to Division 2 under his stewardship.
Annan chairman Henry McClelland was delighted with the appointment and said:
Jim has plenty of experience and will be good for the club. We are hoping that assistant manager and interim boss, Euan Brydson will stay on at the club.”
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