Former Stoke City coach and Scotland international Callum Davidson has admitted it was an “easy decision” to join Dunfermline – despite losing his job at Stoke after only eight months.
Davidson left St. Johnstone to link up with Gary Rowett at the Potters but Rowett was sacked last month.
After speaking with Pars boss Stevie Crawford, Davidson said he was looking to lessen the burden on his former international team-mate.
“I spoke to Stevie on the Sunday, then I came in on the Thursday to speak to the chairman, and then started on Friday,” Davidson told the Dunfermline Press.
“I know Stevie anyway – we’d been on the pro licence for two years together – and I’ve played in Scotland squads with him as well.
“It was an easy decision. I’ll come in and try and take a bit of the burden off him and let him concentrate on things he needs to work on.”
The Pars are fifth in the league table but could still secure a playoff place with a strong run-in.
With three wins since Davidson arrived, it’s clear he’s had an immediate impact on the Fifers’ fortunes.
Crawford’s side are two points off Inverness in fourth although the Highlanders have a game in hand.