It's Official

Allan Moore has today been confirmed as Morton manager after signing a three-year deal at Golden Casket late last night.

And he immediately targeted a mid-table finish as a minimum expectation for next season. “It is not going to be an overnight thing, the chairman Douglas Rae has not put pressure on me in that regard, but I am looking for a fifth or sixth-placed finish. If we can get above that then great," he told the Evening Times' Bert Mitchell

“In my first season at Stirling we managed mid-table and then went on from there, and I know that at the higher level it will be even tougher but it is a challenge I relish.”

Moore also stressed how he wants his side to be one of the fittest in the Division - and that means a combination of hungry young players and longer training sessions. "I am confident that my Stirling side were the fittest team in the Second Division last season and that just wasn’t down to their training. It was about getting young players in who had the youth and energy to play at a tempo for the duration of a game and not fade.

“I also want players in who are willing to be coached in the afternoons."

In his time at Forthbank, Moore has won one league title, three promotions, was relegated once and has won five SFL manager of the month awards.

His full managerial record is as follows:

2002/03: Stirling Albion - 5th in Division 3
2003/04: Stirling Albion - 2nd in Division 3 (promoted)
2004/05: Stirling Albion - 4th in Division 2
2005/06: Stirling Albion - 5th in Division 2
2006/07: Stirling Albion - 2nd in Division 2 (promoted via play-offs)
2007/08: Stirling Albion - 10th in Division 1 (relegated)
2008/09: Stirling Albion - 5th in Division 2
2009/10: Stirling Albion - 1st in Division 2 (champions)

Greenock Telegraph - Moore Confirmed As New Ton Boss (26.05.2010)

Evening Times - Moore Joy As Morton Deal Done (26.05.2010)

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