David McCracken and Blair Munn: New challenges at PFA Scotland

  • Former Dundee United defender Cracks testing himself in different directions after Falkirk exit
  • Brings a wealth of experience to new role as Wellbeing Development Officer
  • Also has a property company as he adapts to life outside the full-time game for now
  • Blair is appointed Youth and Women’s Development Officer after leaving Rangers Academy role
  • Embraces challenge to help young players across the game in Scotland

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PFA Scotland have turned to two gifted Sport Careers Agency clients to help enrich the services they offer professional footballers in the country.

Former Dundee United and Falkirk centre-half David McCracken, 40, is the new Wellbeing Development Officer for players to turn to in times of need.

And, after spending the last three years as an Academy Phase Coach at Glasgow giants Rangers, Blair Munn is the new PFA Youth and Women's Development Officer.

David is well-qualified for the role having seen it all both as a player and a coach in 22 years in top level football on both sides of the border in the United Kingdom.

McCracken, an uncompromising centre-half, was a stalwart at United through seven years at the club before spells in England at Wycombe Wanderers, MK Dons, Brentford and Bristol Rovers.

He returned north to star for St Johnstone, Falkirk and Peterhead before hanging up his boots after 524 top level appearances in 2018.

A UEFA B Licence coach who is currently an A Licence candidate, the respect David had earned as a coach saw him thrust into a management role with Falkirk in Scotland's challenging League One alongside former team-mate Lee Miller.

When that chapter ended in April 2021 ended Cracks, a thoughtful and intelligent football man, pondered his next steps and has a property company now as he explores his options.

Yet for true football people like this there is always that desire to help those now making their way in what can be a brutal business and PFA Scotland have recognised that with this appointment.

UEFA B Licence coach Blair is experienced in developing elite level Academy players having now held roles at Gers, Falkirk FC and the Scottish FA.

Blair, who also holds a degree in International Sports Management from Glasgow Caldeonian University, is steeped in the Scottish game and relishing his next challenge.

A statement from PFA Scotland read: "You will have noticed from the club visits that we have two fresh faces in the door.

"Blair and David are here to bring their experiences both in and outwith the game to enrich the membership offering of PFA Scotland."