Maurice Ross has landed a new role in coaching, with the former Motherwell and Wolves man moving to the National League as Notts County assistant.

The former Scotland international featured for Rangers at the start of his career, then playing for Sheffield Wednesday, Wolves, and Millwall before spells overseas and short stints with Aberdeen, Motherwell and Livingston ended his career.

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Former Motherwell and Wolves man Maurice Ross is back down south. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

Since retiring, the former Wolves midfielder has coached in Scandinavia and was recently Motherwell first-team coach under Stephen Robinson and Graham Alexander for a short spell before leaving earlier this year.

Ian Burchnall has been named as Notts County head coach and Ross joins him as assistant, the new man in the dugout having previously managed in Scandinavia with Ostersund FK. Notts County sit sixth in the National League.


On the appointment, Notts County owners Chris and Alex Reedtz said: “We are tremendously excited to welcome Ian to the role of head coach. As part of our ongoing extensive research, we compile detailed profiles of many different coaches and Ian stands out as an outstanding prospect.

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County have appointed the former Motherwell and Wolves man. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

“Despite his young age, he has tremendous experience of working in top-flight football and has been linked with several international and club roles since his departure from Ostersund. We feel very lucky to have him and have every confidence that he is the right man to complement our model.
“It’s our hope that Ian will be able to continue our push for promotion this season but we understand it will take him time to fully implement our philosophy. He is a long-term appointment for this club and his performance in the role will be judged on that basis.”
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