We are delighted to announce that Richard Gordon has agreed to join the club as our new Head of Media & Communications.
Richard, who has an outstanding track record working in a variety of media positions within football, joins us after thirty years working with the BBC, where he became the voice of Scottish Football, hosting the popular Saturday Sportsound.
Joining the club ahead of a historic first season in the cinch Championship, Richard will use his vast experience from his years with the BBC to provide solid advice and lead our media department moving forward.
Richard gave us some thoughts about the new challenge ahead: “When I began my radio career at Northsound in 1987, Cove Rangers had just embarked on their first season in the Highland League. I could not have imagined back then the journey that lay ahead both for me personally, and for the club.
“I have followed their fortunes since and loved every minute of their short, but sensational, time in the SPFL.
“When I made the decision to return home to the north-east, I had a chat with the Chairman, Keith Moorhouse, and the opportunity arose to join in on the adventure.
“It was too good to turn down, and the last few weeks of the season were particularly nerve-wracking!
“Quite apart from what they have achieved on the pitch, there are so many good people behind the scenes at Balmoral Stadium; the club is run with a humility and decency I admire, and I cannot wait to get started.
“I hope the experience I have gained over the past thirty-five years can be put to good use and that I can play a small part in helping Cove Rangers to even greater success in the future.”
Chairman, Keith Moorhouse, said: “This is a hugely exciting appointment for the club.
“We are absolutely delighted to be able to have someone of Richard’s quality join our club at an exciting time both on and off the park. We are determined to continue to improve all aspects of the club and this appointment underlines our ambition.
“Throughout our conversations, it was clear that Richard’s personality in addition to his experience and wealth of knowledge of Scottish football would be a major asset to our club. I am sure that Richard will prove to be an outstanding off the field signing for our club.
“We have a great media team in place, with Richard, Charlie & Andrew, and I am sure they will continue to deliver new and exciting content over the coming seasons.”
Welcome to Cove, Richard!
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