Grant Sandison appointed as new head coach…….
Vale of Leithen FC are delighted to announce that they have appointed Grant Sandison to the position of head coach. Grant joins the club from Penicuik Athletic where he was first team interim manager at the beginning of season 21/22 before taking over as the head coach at the clubs under 20s.
A young, enthusiastic and positive coach with exciting and attacking football as his philosophy combined with experiences gained throughout his playing career at Hamilton, Raith Rovers, Alloa and Berwick Rangers-Grant has said, “he does not under estimate the challenges that lie ahead of him however is very excited in getting started and tackling these as well as getting the Vale back to the level the club should be at”.
Working alongside Grant, will be his assistant from Penicuik-Ryan Brady.
Ryan has gained his experiences and knowledge in the game from a playing career at Hearts, Falkirk, Berwick Rangers and Arthurlie as well as being head coach at Edinburgh Uni 20s and assistant to Grant at Penicuik.
Ryan has been eager to take on a new challenge in recent months and an opportunity like this was perfect for him. He is looking forward to driving the team forward in a more positive direction and developing current squad members and also the fresh faces coming in as well as making football at Victoria Park more enjoyable for the players, supporters and all connected of this great club.
Both Grant and Ryan will be supported by current vale coaches Aki Munro and Ryan Bisset in what looks like exciting times ahead for the club with positive change.