Ex-Celtic defender Mark Wilson has opened up on his whirlwind move to Brechin City where he was recently named manager.

Wilson, 35, was handed the reins at the League Two club last week.

The former Dundee United and Hoops star had a spell as boss at Airdrie back in 2016 but has been out of management since his departure at the end of his deal.

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Now he has explained how Brechin City chairman Ken Ferguson called him out of the blue to discuss the vacancy after Barry Smith left the job.

"It just come out the blue last week, to be honest," Wilson told Ladbrokes Social Club.

"I got a phone call from the chairman, had a good few meetings and things went well and clicked.

"I was delighted to take the opportunity.

"It's quite a difficult start right enough, against Cove Rangers, but what better way to start?"

Wilson couldn't have picked a more difficult match to begin his tenure at Glebe Park.

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He'll come up against former Celtic teammate Paul Hartley in the dugout.

The retired midfielder is in charge of league leaders Cove Rangers who are firing on all cylinders.

But Wilson isn't fazed.

He added: "Paul has done great up there, I think Cove have spent a few quid and done pretty well.

"They've scored 17 goals in the first five games so it'll be a challenge.

"But I'm looking forward to it and being back on the touchline come Saturday."