When Stephen Glass is expected to begin reign as Aberdeen manager, chairman reveals start-date

Stephen Glass was named new Aberdeen manager on March 23 – but the former midfielder has yet to take on the full role at Pittodrie.

Stephen Glass. (Photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images)
Stephen Glass. (Photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images)

Glass has been busy – he sanctioned the loan deal for Shay Logan to join Hearts on Monday and has sealed a pre-contract agreement for Celtic captain Scott Brown to join in the summer, as well as adding the midfielder to his coaching set-up.

However quarantine rules in Glass’ move from Atlanta United to the north-east of Scotland have delayed his assumption of the full position as manager after Derek McInnes’ departure.

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Glass is expected to miss two Dons games before getting his teeth into the job in the middle of the month, club chief Dave Cormack has revealed.

Speaking to fans in a Q&A session with the chairman, he revealed the obstacles in the new manager’s way.

"It looks like, right now, because of the quarantine – he has to quarantine for ten days and 11 nights - he will miss the game against Dumbarton [in the Scottish Cup] and the St Johnstone game but he will hopefully be there at the beginning of that week,” he said.

That would see Glass donning his boots on the training ground and setting down to business at Cormack Park on April 12 with his first game in the dugout either a Scottish Cup fourth round tie or a trip to Celtic on April 21.

The former Aberdeen and Newcastle midfielder joins the Dons from Atlanta United after two years in America’s MLS including a spell as interim manager. He has also served as caretaker and assistant of Shamrock Rovers in Ireland.

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