Aberdeen chairman Dave Cormack believes former Dons and Newcastle United man Stephen Glass will be a hit as Pittodrie manager.

The 44-year-old won the League Cup with Aberdeen as a player before having spells with Newcastle United and Hibs. Glass has most recently been Atlanta United 2 manager in America and Cormack believes he’s the perfect man to succeed Derek McInnes as Dons boss.

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The former Newcastle United player is Aberdeen manager. (Photo by Rich von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Speaking of the appointment of the ex-Aberdeen player and Newcastle United star, Cormack said: “We went through all the applications and also approached one or two people as well. We then went from a long list to a short list. We had applications from experienced managers across the board, we also had applications from emerging talent.

“When you look at emerging talent, when it comes to Scotland and England, we seem to have an issue. There is a merry-go-round of experienced managers. For us as a board with our strategy and our philosophy, we felt emerging talent is important.

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“There are plenty of examples where emerging talent has been given a chance and done very well, including at some of the top clubs in Europe. In Germany and all over Europe, and in North and South America, this emerging talented is absolutely the way forward.

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“With that in mind, and looking at the emerging talent from the people we interviewed, Stephen was by far the person that ticked all the boxes. For example, he knows the Aberdeen way. He was mentored and coached by Teddy Scott, Alex Smith, Willie Miller. So you put that together with the experience that Stephen has gained, then we felt that was the key rationale behind appointing Stephen.

“He has a track record of producing young players for Atlanta. He has been a fully licenced coach since 2014. He has earned his spurs. As well as the coaching experience he has the leadership skills and the drive to take on the Aberdeen job and be successful.”

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