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Ayr United have appointed Mark Kerr as their new permanent boss, and millions of Championship Manager fans are feeling nostalgic about the former Scottish wonderkid.
The 37-year-old became a household name in the early 00's, establishing himself as a world beater on the popular game.
And now he has signed a 18 month deal with the Scottish Championship club in a surprise move for the former Dundee, Queen of the South and Aberdeen midfielder.
Kerr revealed his delight at being named the new manager at Somerset Park.
"I am absolutely delighted to have been given this opportunity. This is a fantastic club and right now we have a top group of players and I can't wait to lead them.
"This is a great challenge for me at a club I now know very well and I am looking forward to getting down to the hard work straight away.
"This is an extremely proud moment for me, I have loved playing in front of our fans and hope to take the club forward with them."
Ayr United Football Club are delighted to announce the appointment of Mark Kerr as our new first team Manager. pic.twitter.com/8gJSAy3lYN- Ayr United (@AyrUnitedFC) October 22, 2019
Following the news, plenty of smitten fans of the Championship Manager series revealed their delight at the appointment, including the official Football Manager account.
"Full Circle" indeed.
Full circle :computer: https://t.co/peTCqeu37F- Football Manager (@FootballManager) October 22, 2019
Mark Kerr has been named as the new manager of Ayr United.- bet365 Gaming (@bet365Gaming) October 22, 2019
Throwback to his stats on CM 01-02:
Acceleration - 17
Agility - 17
Balance - 18
Bravery - 16
Determination - 20
Off The Ball - 20
Stamina - 18
Teamwork - 20
Technique - 18
Work Rate - 19
Preferred Foot - Either
Big fan of Mark Kerr who was absolutely class in Championship Manager being appointed as a manager in the championship.- Ray Bradshaw (@comedyray) October 22, 2019
I bet he'll be hammering @FootballManager to unearth Lithuania's world class 17 year old.- Ryan Cooper (@razcoops14) October 22, 2019
Now all he needs to do is sign Tonton Zola Moukoko, Taribo West and Cherno Samba to get the band back together.
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