Anton McElhone has been appointed Morton manager until the end of the season.

The Ton have been searching for a new manager since the departure of David Hopkin earlier this month. Since his assistant McElhone took interim charge, Morton have had a 100% record.

Dundee United v Greenock Morton

Hopkins’s former assistant has been appointed manager. (Photo by Ross Parker / SNS Group via Getty Images)

A great win away to Dunfermline was followed up by a comfortable victory over Queen of the South last weekend. Now Inverness await at Cappielow on Boxing Day and there will be a permanent man in the dugout.

McElhone has been given the job until the season’s end, Morton currently occupying a promotion play-off spot. Experienced pros in Chris Millar, Jim McAlister and Brian McLean will continue to help their new manager on and off the park.

“I am very grateful to the club for allowing me to continue leading the team and the good work that’s already been going on for the last 18 months, which I was part of,” said the new manager (Ton TV).

Greenock Morton v Heart of Midlothian - Scottish Championship

A general view of Cappielow during the Scottish Championship match between Greenock Morton and Heart of Midlothian. (Photo by Craig Williamson/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“It’s a smooth continuation, we just crack on. I work to my strengths and the strengths of others around the club. I’m really excited to get through the Christmas period and see where it takes us in the New Year.

“The first thing I asked when the manager decided to leave was can we get a strong backroom of player-coaches. We want them to play on the pitch, they have 1500 games between them.

“With the limited staff we have, it’s important to have them involved. Guys like Dave MacKinnon, a massive thanks to him. I appreciate his help and work behind the scenes.”

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