Jim Weir leaves Arbroath to succeed Duffy at Brechin
Weir, twice previously in the frame for the Glebe Park post, has made it third-time lucky and brings his trusted assistant, Kevin McGowne, with him.
Brechin chairman Ken Ferguson has moved quickly after Duffy's exit last week to recruit the 40-year-old, who has beaten the likes of Paul Sheerin, Stevie Frail, Jim McInally and Ray Farningham to the job.
A Brechin statement said: "Jim starts the season with a good nucleus of players already committed to the club. As the club enters a new chapter, we look forward to what will be a very competitive season and the challenges this will bring"
Weir has now taken charge of three of the four Angus senior clubs.