The reigning Welsh Premier League Champions, The New Saints have appointed Scott Ruscoe as their new First Team Manager following the departure of Craig Harrison to Hartlepool United.
Ruscoe has already began life as interim manager of the club by managing the clubs four UEFA Champions League fixtures in which they exited at the Round Two stage of Qualifying.
He will be assisted by another long-serving player Scott Evans who will continue in his role as Assistant Manager, after helping the successful TNS youth academy, which has been a pathway for younger players to make their way into the first team.
Speaking to The New Saints TV, Ruscoe discussed his appointment and described how proud he was to take over as manager following a long involvement with the club.
“It’s a proud moment, I feel it’s a club in a good place at the moment. I’m glad it’s been announced today and I’m very pleased to be announced as manager of this football club.”
As a player, Ruscoe is one of the standout names in Welsh Premier League history, having won the division title EIGHT times, as well as winning the Welsh Cup four times and the League Cup five times.
Overall, Ruscoe made over 400 appearances for both TNS and Newtown in his playing career, as well as scoring 73 goals for both the Robins and Saints.
Before taking over as First Team Manager, Ruscoe was Head of Youth Development of the club, which will help with a soothe transition as manager of the club, with no need to familarise himself with those around him.
The New Saints travel to Bangor City on the opening day of the new Welsh Premier League season which kicks off for them on Friday the 11th August in what will be Ruscoe’s first Welsh domestic competitive game in charge of the club.
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