ROSYTH have announced the appointment of former Motherwell defender, Greig Denham, as their new manager.

This morning, the East of Scotland League, First Division outfit said that the 45-year-old, together with his assistant manager, Steve Kerrigan, have accepted the offer to succeed Russell Craig and Dean Ogg.

Last week, Press Sport reported that co-managers Craig and Ogg had decided to step away from their roles in order to take up new positions with the club.

Rosyth had released a statement, in which it said that the pair would be driving a "large-scale project" off the pitch, and were inviting applications to take over in the dugout.

It us understood that the project will involve pushing forward attempts to find a new home for the team, who moved out for their former base at Recreation Park, on Admiralty Road, in April 2018.

Rosyth departed after Fife Council agreed to sell the land for a Lidl supermarket – which has yet to be delivered – and, as part of the deal, developer Mactaggart & Mickel, who now own the site, were to provide a like-for-like replacement pitch and facilities.

The long-running saga has yet to yield a new facility for the club, who currently play matches at the Fleet Grounds, which the council has since decided will be the location of a replacement Inverkeithing High School.

Following a loss to Kirkcaldy and Dysart, on August 30, Craig and Ogg discussed their position with the club, and they will now take up off-field roles as Denham takes over.

He and Kerrigan will take the team for Saturday's match with Glenrothes, with a Rosyth statement commenting: "Following a number of enquiries, Rosyth FC are delighted to announce the appointment of Greig Denham as our new manager.

“Greig brings with him a wealth of experience as a professional player, having played for Motherwell in the top flight, as well as going on to play for Falkirk, St Mirren, Arbroath, East Stirlingshire and Stenhousemuir. He also won the Scottish Junior Cup and Super League with Linlithgow Rose.

“After his playing retirement, Greig furthered his footballing career in management at Camelon, Stenhousemuir reserves and, latterly, Glenafton.

“Greig will be joined by Steve ‘Kegs’ Kerrigan as assistant manager. Kegs’ playing career saw him play for a number of clubs, including Albion Rovers, Clydebank, Ayr United, Shrewsbury Town and Halifax Town, to name but a few.

“Kegs is no stranger to management, having been involved with Camelon, Arthurlie, Bo’ness United, Glenafton and, most recently, Linlithgow Rose."

Speaking to Press Sport prior to the managerial appointment being announced, Craig said: "You’ve got to look at the results. As managers, your performance is reflective of the results.

“We’ve not won a game all season.

“We have an outstanding squad there, and we’ve got them all secured on long-term contracts.

“We’re looking for a new manager and his team to come in and work with what we’ve got. We believe in the players, we believe in the squad, and I can’t keep saying that and not getting the results.

“It’s a great opportunity with this squad of players. We’re not walking away; the club has never been as financially secure and, obviously, with this project off the park, the future’s bright.

"We’ve sat down for weeks now and said we need support from the committee. We need to drive this committee forward as a club.

“We spoke to the chairman on the Tuesday after the game, which sometimes isn’t the greatest because emotions are high, but I wanted to get the wheels in motion. We said, ‘This is what we think we should do’, and we’ve got the full support of the chairman."

Craig and Ogg, who will take on vice-chairmen positions, were first-team coaches under previous boss Brian Muirhead, and took charge when he left Rosyth last August.

They guided the team to a seventh-place finish in First Division, Conference A, last season, which ensured they would play in the First Division of a re-organised East of Scotland League set-up, which also includes Premier, Second and Third divisions.

This season, however, Rosyth have lost all five of their league matches and have been knocked out of the East of Scotland Qualifying Cup and the South Challenge Cup at the first hurdle.

Their only win so far came against Fauldhouse United in the first round of the Alex Jack Cup, in which they were then knocked out by Luncarty.