Steve Lomas named St Johnstone manager

03 November 2011 10:29
New arrival: Lomas has been appointed St Johnstone boss [LNB]St Johnstone have confirmed Steve Lomas as their new manager. [LNB]The former Northern Ireland midfielder has been appointed as successor to Derek McInnes, who last month left the Clydesdale Bank Premier League club for Bristol City. [LNB]A statement on the club's official website read: 'St Johnstone Football Club is delighted to announce the appointment of Steve Lomas as the new team manager. [LNB]'The 37-year-old former Manchester City, West Ham United and Queens Park Rangers midfielder - an experienced Northern Ireland international - joins the club on a two-and-a-half-year contract.'[LNB]Lomas was later introduced at a media conference, where chairman Geoff Brown announced he was stepping down from his role to make way for his son Steven. [LNB] Under the Hammer: Lomas became a cult hero at West Ham [LNB]Lomas said: 'I'm delighted but I have mixed emotions with Geoff stepping down. I thought it was something I said in negotiations.'[LNB] Lomas revealed he had spoken to McInnes and previous boss Owen Coyle before accepting the offer. [LNB]'They said they are very loyal to the managers which is something, as a player of eight and a half years with Man City and West Ham, which is part of my ethos.[LNB]'Outgoing chairman Brown said: 'I have stated through this process that I would consult the board and make sure the board was happy with the appointment. [LNB]'I have now decided that, as of today, I will stand down as chairman. Steve [Brown] will be my successor. [LNB]'The manager will have a one-to-one relationship with Steve. I have never been a believer in committees and boards. [LNB]'I believe in one-to-one relationships and I believe St Johnstone have done well with that in the past.'[LNB]  Ex-City and West Ham midfielder Lomas set to be named St Johnstone bossMcInnes in line for Bristol City job as St Johnstone give permission to talk [LNB] [LNB]

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