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Life-Long Fan Len Is The New Chairman

Clyde Football Club has announced the appointment of Mr. Len McGuire as the Club’s new chairman.

A lifelong Clyde supporter, one of two Supporters’ Trust members voted onto the Broadwood board last March, he takes over from acting Chairman John Taylor, who spoke to the website: “We are delighted that Len has agreed to take on the role. After a couple of difficult years, we are now building for a better future and Len will have the full support of his Board, and I’m sure, Bully Wee fans everywhere”

Len, a chartered accountant by profession and a JP in his home town of Cumbernauld, was brought up in Rutherglen where his passion for Clyde began. He was fortunate enough to witness our 1958 Scottish Cup triumph over Hibs, and even managed to get goal hero Johnny Coyle’s autograph after the game.

Around the time that the Bully Wee left Shawfield, Len took an interest in coaching having played the game as a youngster. He gained his SFA “C” licence under the then tutelage of Andy Roxburgh and Craig Brown, and began coaching Kildrum Boys Club where he was to stay for ten years before returning to the fold, just as Clyde were preparing for a future in Cumbernauld.

“By that time,” explains Len, “the coaching side of the game was losing its appeal, and my decision to move on coincided nicely with our move to Broadwood. During my time with Kildrum, I also occupied the role as Secretary and Treasurer!

“I’ve been a season ticket holder since our inaugural match here in 1994, and have occupied the same seat in the main stand until my appointment last March.

As further proof that Len is steeped in the club he can boast that his father worked for the Dunn family’s drinks business until he retired and confirms his dad lies in rest in Rutherglen Cemetery next to Harry Haddock!

Len takes over the leadership of the Club at an exciting time. “We have made great strides in the last twelve months and I believe we’re well equipped to take this proud club forward. We all realise that the new manager will be working on a very tight budget, but he, the staff and the players have shown a level of enthusiasm that augurs well for the future.”