Clyde manager Barry Ferguson keen to leave lasting legacy after signing new deal



Clyde manager Barry Ferguson admits he wants to create a lasting legacy at the club after signing a new three-year deal.

The former Rangers midfielder is now contracted to the Bully Wee until summer 2019 having been rewarded for guiding Clyde into a League Two promotion race.

Following Saturday’s 4-2 win at East Stirling, the Broadwood outfit, who host Annan tonight in their game in hand, are now only four points adrift of leaders East Fife.

barryfergusonFerguson has been in charge of the club since June 2014 and admits he is keen to leave his mark on Clyde.

He said: “I’ve enjoyed my time so far, we’ve had some ups and downs but I’m sure there are more ups to come.

“I’m delighted to have agreed the new contract and I’m looking forward to what lies ahead.

“I’ve got involved in a lot of things that I didn’t think I would when I took the job, but I’ve learned how to run a team from top to bottom.

“I’m ambitious for myself but, if I do move on in the future, I want to feel like I have left something behind that puts the club in a good position to keep moving forward.

“We’re not even halfway through that yet.

“I just thought that this was the right thing to do. We’re trying to build something and plan ahead, rather than just look at it one season at a time.”

Speaking to, Ferguson added: “The chairman (John Alexander) and the board have backed me 100 per cent and they let me get on with the job without any interference. They’ve put their trust in me and that’s a really important factor.”

Clyde chairman Alexander said: “We are all focussed on an exciting end to the season, but we need to plan for the long term.

“Securing the manager on a further three-year contract is a fundamental part of being able to have the stability that allows existing players to be retained and attracts new players to the club.

“That continuity also encourages sponsor backing.

“I am delighted that Barry has been enthusiastic about extending his stay. He has developed in his time with us, learned a great deal about the role and I am confident that he has what it takes to succeed with the club.”