Benny Andrew’s tenure at Glenrothes Juniors got off to the perfect start in the Scottish Cup on Saturday.
Andrew guided the Warout side to a 3-0 home win over Aberdeenshire outfit Hermes - a side who had been on an 18-game unbeaten run - in his first match in charge.
“It couldn’t have gone any better in the first game,” Andrew told the Gazette. “Hopefully the lads take a bit of confidence from that.
“Anything we do in the Scottish Cup is a real bonus - the league is the priority.”
Andrew has taken over a Glens side in the East Premier League relegation zone, but he believes he can help lift them up the table.
“It’s a very young squad, but a talented squad,” he said,
“Where we are sitting at moment is a false position.
“The young lads have been put on the park and left to get on with it, but we’ll be looking to give them a structure to play from.
“We’ll also look to add a bit of experience and we’ve already brought in Paul McBride to give us a bit more nous at the back.
“We’re confident we can turn things around and pick up points.”
Andrew is delighted to be back at the club after a long playing career at Warout that finished with a testimonial against a Celtic XI in 2009.
“It’s something I’d always wanted to do,” he said.
“You’ve always got a connection with a club when you’ve played there that long.
“I thought about it a couple of times when the job came up before – it just wasn’t the right time.”
Andrew will look to continue his winning start when Glens welcome Dundee North End to Warout on Saturday in the league.
Kick-off is at 1.45 p.m.