BAJFC can officially announce that assistant manager Charlie King has left the club to take up the managers position at Premier League side Tayport FC with immediate effect.

Charlie had left his position as player/manager of North Division side Brechin Vics in December 2016 following a career in football to take up his role here at the Fed alongside manager Keith Gibson following the gap that was left when former assistant manager Stewart Petrie left when he moved to join senior side Montrose FC.

Charlie began his career away back in 1996 with St Johnstone FC before moving to Livingston in 1999. From there he moved to Stirling Albion on loan in 2001 before securing a permanent move to Brechin City where he played 326 times during an eleven year period, scoring 60 goals in the process. He was released and joined Forfar Athletic on a one-year deal in the summer of 2012 before joining Brechin Vics as player/manager in May 2013.

When Charlie was approached by officials at Tayport it was a job he knew he could not refuse and made the switch. Speaking with Charlie last night he had this to say…

“I’m delighted to be joining Tayport as their new manager but also saddened to leave the Broughty at the same time. In my short space of time here I’ve loved every minute of it and worked with a good bunch of lads. I totally appreciate all the efforts from everyone at the club, on and off the park, especially Keith and Tony and I wish everyone at the club all the very best for the new season ahead.

As soon as Tayport made their interest known I knew I wanted the job. I will take official charge come Saturday when Tayport host Super League side Camelon and I’m buzzing for that day already. Tayport have experienced players as well as youngsters and I look forward to working with them. 

Everyone at BAJFC would like to thank Charlie for his time and efforts and wish him all the very best for his new club. Club president Sean Donaldson said of Charlie’s departure…

“I’m so delighted for Chucky, he’s a great guy and will do well across the Tay and he goes with my personal best wishes as well as the clubs. We now move on as a club and start to look for his immediate replacement to come into the club with the season nearly upon us. A step up in the football game seem’s to be a wee common thing from here at Broughty, especially with assistant managers recently in my time here, Charlie’s predecessor Stewart Petrie came in and then made the step up to manage senior side Montrose FC and with Charlie securing the managers job at Tayport, we must be doing something right at the Fed…”