Last updated : 14 October 2004 By Pars Mad
After the sacking of ex-Pars player Paul Smith only weeks into the new season, Berwick Rangers have appointed ex-Pars coach Sandy Clark as their new manager.

After leaving his previous managerial job at St.Johnstone in 2001 - after three predominantly successful years - Sandy joined the Pars coaching staff at the start of the 2003/2004 season.

Sandy went on to coach the Pars strikers, including helping with the Pars first team squad coaching responsibilities. However Sandy's most successful achievement in his short time at the Pars was taking the previously unsuccessful Pars U21 side to a respectable fourth position.

During his time at the club, Sandy aided the progression of various fringe players, namely Gary Dempsey, Ritchie Byrne and Noel Hunt, overseeing there leap to the first team. Sandy's reign at the club also saw the blooding of several younger players in the U21 setup, with Gary Greenhill, Patrick Clarke and Craig Wilson, among others, impressing.

After the departure of the 'Two Jimmies' from East End Park earlier this year, Clark was interviewed for the vacant managerial position, eventually losing out to current boss Davie Hay. Hay's subsequent arrival saw the departure of Clark from the coaching staff, a move which dissapointed a number Pars fans who had been impressed and encouraged by his work at the club over the course of last season.

I, and I'm sure many other Pars fans, would like to take this opportunity to wish Sandy all the best in his new role at Berwick Rangers. ALL THE BEST SANDY!!!