New Head Coach Role for Rae
- Sport Careers Agency Company Director Appointed Head Coach of Austrailian outfit Hakoah FC
- First managerial role for former Dundee, Rangers and Cardiff man
- Ex-Scotland midfielder takes over Sydney-based side ahead of 2017 season
Sport Careers Agency company director Gavin Rae has landed his first managerial role- taking over as Head Coach of Sydney based Hakoah FC ahead of their 2017 season.
Former Scotland international midfielder Rae has been involved with the club in a play-coach capacity since relocating to Australia in 2014. The club has enjoyed an impressive rise in recent years- rising from the fourth tier to consolidating their position in NPL1 (the highest tier of football in New South Wales).
Rae succeeds the popular Mark Robertson at Hakoah, and is clearly looking forward to the challenge of carrying on the club's progress:
I'm honoured to take on the Head Coach job at Hakoah. The club have been fantastic for me and my family since we moved to Australia and I will do my utmost to repaying them with good results on the pitch. Mark was terrific for the club and leaves big shoes to fill, but I'm taking over a really good squad with a great team spirit. I can't wait to get started!
While this may be his first job as a Head Coach, Rae has plenty of experience to fall back on.
As well an impressive playing career which took in spells at Dundee, Rangers, Cardiff, Aberdeen and saw him earn 14 caps for his country, the Aberdonian can boast impressive coaching credentials.
A UEFA A licence holder since 2013, Rae has coached Aberdeen at academy levels and managed Dundee reserves in season 2013-14.
Everyone at Sport Careers Agency wishes Gav all the best in his new role.