FORMER Pars star Jason Dair has been announced as the new manager of Inverkeithing Hillfield Swifts.

The East of Scotland League, Premier Division outfit have appointed the 48-year-old, and his brother Lee, as their new management team for next season.

Swifts, who play at Dalgety Bay Leisure Centre, finished their campaign 11th in the 16-team division, seven points clear of the drop zone, after three wins in their final five games.

Those were achieved against bottom side, Vale of Leithen, and relegation rivals Hill of Beath Hawthorrn and Blackburn United, under the guidance of Craig Morrison.

The ex-Dundonald Bluebell boss, alongside coaches Iain Mauchlen and Stuart Innes, had succeeded Pat Scullion in November, on what was an initial short-term basis.

Morrison and his coaches elected not to carry on in their roles, and Swifts have acted quickly to secure their new management team.

Jason began his playing career with Raith Rovers, with whom he enjoyed great success, winning the 1994 Coca Cola Cup, and the First Division championship later that same season, before having the honour of scoring their first-ever goal in European competition, during a run that saw them eventually fall to Bayern Munich.

After a short spell at Millwall, he returned to Rovers before moving to Dunfermline in 1999, where he spent four years, making more than 100 appearances.

He then spent time with Motherwell, Livingston, Raith and East Fife before his playing career came to an end, and took up a coaching role with the latter.

Jason then went on to manage Oakley United before a spell working with Cowdenbeath, and then managed Dundonald ahead of a return to East End in 2019.

He was appointed first team coach under Stevie Crawford, with Greg Shields also part of the management team, but he left the club in 2021 after Crawford resigned following Dunfermline's Premiership play-off quarter-final defeat to Raith.

Most recently, Jason was manager of Hill of Beath Hawthorn, who he led to an historic, first-ever third round tie in the Scottish Cup, but left his position in February.

His brother, Lee, was part of his team at the Haws, and will join him once again with the Swifts.

He also plied his trade with Raith as a player, as well as Cowdenbeath and East Fife in the senior game, whilst turning out for the likes of Hill of Beath, Linlithgow Rose, Oakley United, Ballingry Rovers and Lochore Welfare in the junior ranks.

Lee had spells as player / manager of the latter two, and has also teamed-up with Jason at Dundonald, as well as Hill of Beath.