FORMER Airdrieonians boss Eddie Wolecki Black has been appointed as the new Motherwell Ladies manager.

The 52-year-old has been out of the game since suffering a stroke during a match between Airdrie and Cowdenbeath in March 2016.

He previously won four domestic trebles in four years with Glasgow City and has now been tasked with relaunching the girls and ladies programme at Fir Park.

"I’m delighted to be honest,” Wolecki Black told

“I’ve been waiting for an opportunity to come back in, I’d obviously been looking around and had been unsuccessful in one or two applications.

“But I was contacted by Alan Burrows, we had some conversations which have led to this day so I’m very keen now just to get started.”

The senior Motherwell ladies team currently compete in the SWPL2, the second tier of Scottish women's football, and finished third last season after achieving back to back promotions. 

Motherwell Chief Operating Officer Alan Burrows added: “I am absolutely delighted to welcome Eddie to the club and believe it’s a huge coup for us to get him here.

“Not only is he a hugely respected and qualified coach with experience at various levels, I can see a real huge hunger and determination in him to get back involved.

“I’m delighted Motherwell can be a club that can give people the chance to get their lives back on track after a setback. I am certain Eddie will build on the fantastic progress already made within the ladies team as we strive for promotion to the top level.”