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In focus: Steven Pressley

6 October 2015

Scotsman has appeared for both Celtic and Rangers

Fleetwood Town’s new manager Steven Pressley has had a long and illustrious playing career, appearing for both of the Old Firm Clubs as well as Hearts.

Pressley began his professional playing career with Rangers in 1990, and spent fours seasons at Ibrox before a move to Coventry City.

He spent only a year with the Sky Blues and moved back up north to join Dundee United, where enjoyed three campaigns.

His most prominent spell in the game came with Hearts as he made over 250 appearances for the Edinburgh outfit between 1998 and 2006.

After leaving Hearts, Pressley crossed the Old Firm divide and signed a deal with Celtic and made his debut in January 2007.

A move to Danish side Randers followed after his release from Celtic in 2008, and he signed a four-month contract with the Superliga team.

He left Denmark at the end of his contract, and moved to Falkirk on a short-term deal until the end of the 2008/09 campaign.

His first experience as manager came with Hearts in 2005, when he took charge of two games on a caretaker basis towards the end of the season.

Pressley was appointed assistant manager of Falkirk in 2009 following his retirement, and was later named manager after the resignation of Eddie May in February 2010.

The Scottish international became boss of Coventry City in March 2013 and succeeded Mark Robins, before being relieved of his duties in February of this year.

Joining Pressley will be Neil MacFarlane, who had a playing career with the likes of Hearts and Queen of the South.

He assisted Pressley while in charge of Falkirk, and took up a similar role alongside him at the Ricoh Arena.

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