A new season brings a clean slate for new-look Aberdeen. The Stephen Glass era got off to a dream start a week ago with a 5-1 demolition of BK Hacken of Sweden at Pittodrie in the Conference League. Following the dearth of goals for the team last season the turnaround of having a four-goal is as surprising as it is welcome but it has put the Dons firmly in the ascendancy for the second leg in Gothenburg tonight (5.30pm).
Boss Stephen Glass has installed a modern coaching set-up at Aberdeen and is confident it will pay off. Rather than go down the traditional route of solely a manager and an assistant, Glass has bolstered his back-room staff. Glass is confident it is a team which will get the best out of the Aberdeen squad by putting “ideas in players’ heads” to deliver a successful team.
Defender Declan Gallagher insists there is a fierce battle raging within Aberdeen’s training training camp to earn a Euro starting slot. The Dons kick-start their Uefa Europa Conference League campaign against Swedish side BK Hacken at Pittodrie on Thursday. The significance of the second qualifying round first leg tie ramped up with confirmation 5,665 supporters will be allowed access.
Aberdeen assistant Allan Russell’s brother jailed for horror 109mph drink driving crash in ex-England coach’s £90k car
A DRUNK driver smashed into an off-duty ambulance worker after speeding at 109mph in his England football coach brother's £90,000 Audi, a court heard. Simon Russell, who was behind the wheel of former striker Allan Russell's Audi RS6, has been jailed for causing the horror crash, which left Danny Moss seriously injured.
Jail for Audi drink driver who hit ambulance driver after 109mph speeding A drunk driver hit 109mph in his England coach brother’s Audi RS6 before crashing into an off-duty ambulance driver’s Corsa. The driver of the Vauxhall Corsa, who was on his way home from an evening shift in the capital, had to be flown to Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital with paramedics performing CPR.
Aberdeen supporters are divided on who should be the club captain for the upcoming season. Boss Stephen Glass has confirmed he has yet to make a decision on who will skipper the club although Joe Lewis still holds the armband – for now. Glass confirmed he has a decision on the captaincy to make before the Uefa Europa Conference League clash with BK Hacken on Thursday July 22.
New Aberdeen manager Stephen Glass has made a lot of changes to the playing squad since the end of last season. There were several departures at the end of a disappointing 2020/21 campaign, where the Dons struggled to score goals and former boss Derek McInnes lost his job.
Christian Ramirez has put his trust in Aberdeen coach Allan Russell to help him light up Scottish football. The American, who joined the Dons this week from Houston Dynamo, knows Dons boss’ Stephen Glass’ assistant well from their time together in the United States and he believes with the support of Russell his decision to move to Europe will pay off.
Aberdeen are in the nascent stages of a new era under the management of Stephen Glass. For Dons supporters this summer will provoke feelings of excitement, anticipation, intrigue, apprehension and even concern. The first time in eight years they are under new management. The appointment of Glass, like that of 99 per cent of managerial selections, is akin to heading on a night out somewhere new.
Aberdeen have completed the signing of US international Christian Ramirez on a two-year deal from Houston Dynamo. Ramirez has spent his entire career in the States but has become Stephen Glass’ sixth signing of the summer, subject to securing a visa. The 30-year-old made his breakthrough in senior football with Minnesota United in the NASL, scoring 53 goals in 95 appearances, before a further 21 in two seasons once the team joined MLS.
Aberdeen manager Stephen Glass has vowed to deliver a strong team for supporters to believe in. The Red Army were left frustrated after a third successive season finishing fourth in the Premiership. Glass aims to deliver a team to galvanize and excite supporters again in the new campaign.
Aberdeen have appointed Henry Apaloo as assistant coach. The Englishman will work alongside manager Stephen Glass, assistant manager Allan Russell and player-coach Scott Brown. Glass knows Apaloo well. The pair worked together at Atlanta United 2, while in recent times Apaloo has been working with Atlanta’s first team.
Brighton under-23's captain Teddy Jenks is close to making the first loan move of his young career, with Aberdeen leading the race to sign the 19-year-old midfielder Brighton under-23's captain Teddy Jenks looks set for the first loan move of his young career as Aberdeen are reportedly leading the race to sign him.
The England youth international believes a move to Scotland will be best for his development. Aberdeen have won the fight to sign Brighton playmaker Teddy Jenks. The England youth international will sign on a season-long loan. There was strong interest from the English Championship and League One but the 19-year-old believes a move to Scotland would be best for his development.
Martin Rennie was the man who helped Aberdeen duo Stephen Glass and Allan Russell on their way down the coaching path. Rennie, who comes from Bettyhill in the far north of Scotland, was head coach of Carolina Railhawks between 2009 and 2011, signing both Glass and Russell towards the end of their playing careers.
Newcastle United assistant Graeme Jones starts work with England Graeme Jones has started work with England ahead of Euro 2020. The Newcastle assistant coach was drafted into the Three Lions set up last week and was pictured with boss Gareth Southgate and playmaker Jack Grealish in a set of training pictures released by England on Sunday night.
ABERDEEN have targeted USA international Christian Ramirez, according to a report. The Houston Dynamo star is on a shortlist of five attacking options drawn up by new gaffer Stephen Glass. The new Dons head coach tried to sign the 30-year-old when he was in interim charge at Atlanta United last season but Houston turned down that bid.
The Houston Dynamo attacker has previously worked with Dons assistant Allan Russell in the States. Aberdeen have targeted US international striker Christian Ramirez. The Houston Dynamo star is on a list of five striking targets that Dons manager Stephen Glass has put together. Glass tried to land Ramirez when he was in interim charge at Atlanta United last season when star man Josef Martinez was injured, but Houston turned down that bid.
Aberdeen boss Stephen Glass accepts he will be under the microscope next season following his summer squad rebuild. He also accepts scrutiny will come next season from two fronts – the club’s board and also supporters hoping his new-look team can deliver success. A realist, he also knows the harsh reality for managers who fail to deliver on expectation.
Newcastle United first-team coach Graeme Jones will work with England this summer for the rearranged European Championships. Newcastle United fans have celebrated Graeme Jones' unexpected call-up to work with England for the rearranged Euro 2020 tournament. Gareth Southgate confirmed the Magpies' first-team coach will aid the Three Lions in their bid for glory this summer.