New Arbroath manager Dick Campbell: “I’m back where I belong!”



New Arbroath manager Dick Campbell insists he is back to where he belongs after admitting he was lost without football.

The 62-year-old was appointed as Todd Lumsden’s successor at Gayfield on Tuesday three months after losing his job at Angus rivals Forfar.

Within hours of being unveiled, Campbell watched his new team crash to 3-0 loss at Berwick Rangers.

arbroathDespite being given a ‘fright’ by the size of task he faces, the former Partick, Ross County, Dunfermline and Brechin City boss admits he is thrilled to be back in the dugout.

Campbell said: “I never considered not getting back in involved. I was always, always going to get back into the game.

“I’m back to where I should be and that’s in a dugout.

“Regardless of the result, every Saturday I go for a pint after the game and we sit and talk about football.

“Football is in your blood, it’s there and it’s in my blood. I’ve been in the game so long that I’m kind of lost without it.

“I’ve obviously had a few Saturdays off.  I was in Glasgow a couple of weeks back with the wife shopping then I was watching the rugby the week before that. The week before that I was in Dobbies.”

Campbell, whose new side are only five points clear of League Two basement outfit East Stirling, has revealed he is happy to work without a permanent contract at the club.

He added: “I don’t want any contract, I’m at a stage in my life now that I can walk away if things aren’t going right, if I’m not doing the job right I’ll walk away.

“The first priority is to stay in this league, especially after Tuesday night because I certainly got a fright.

“The priority is to stay in this league and then build for the following year, and then the next.”