Falkirk Football Club is delighted to announce the return of former player and fans favourite Alan Gow who will shortly take up the position of Head of Football Operations at the club.

Gow (37) will lead the club’s new Football Operations department and as such will work closely with co-managers David McCracken and Lee Miller.  The new role will primarily be focused on ensuring that the Managers are provided with the highest level of support to enable staff and players to compete and perform at the optimal level both now and in the future.

The new Head of Football Operations will also be tasked with the development and implementation of a carefully planned football strategy, which will include the creation of a new structured scouting and football analysis network in addition to the re-establishment of a youth development pipeline.

Commenting on the appointment, Falkirk Chairman Gary Deans said:

“We’re delighted to welcome Alan back to the club in this exciting new role.  Fans will be familiar with Alan’s performances on the pitch wearing the Navy Blue, but what they may be less familiar with is his desire and passion to again be involved at Falkirk.”

“The Board and I have been impressed with Alan’s vision for the future of the club and he shares our desire and commitment to get Falkirk back to the Scottish Premiership.  We know there are a lot of hard yards to be travelled before then but we believe his contacts within the game and his experience of scouting and performance analysis will be vital in supporting David and Lee this season and beyond.  In the longer term Alan’s role will be to look toward the future ensuring the Club is structured appropriately to meet the challenges ahead. One of those challenges will undoubtedly be the reinstatement of a youth development pipeline which we see as vital to Falkirk’s future and where Alan will play a leading role.”

Falkirk FC’s new Head of Football Operations, Alan Gow said:

“I’ve always had a special relationship with Falkirk and the clubs fans. I have fond memories of my time at the club so as you can imagine I’m delighted to accept the new role and excited to get started”

“The last few years have been difficult for everyone associated with the Club but I believe we can have a bright future if we all pull in the right direction.  One of the things I can immediately bring to the table is an extensive network of contacts that can assist with identifying the right type of players we need at this football club and who can help us on our journey back to the Premiership. Change won’t occur overnight but I believe that in conjunction with David and Lee that we’re putting in solid foundations to build this Club back to the levels it should be operating at.”

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