Hoyland gets new job

Last updated : 29 May 2002 By Tony Scholes

Hamilton had not been short listed for the manager's job and all those in the frame wanted their own number two to work alongside them. There was gathering belief that Brian Flynn was set to get the job but he missed out as they decided to make an internal appointment.

Paul Simpson, who only joined the club as a player towards the end of last season, has been given the job as player manager and Simpson has overlooked Hamilton and awarded the assistant's job to youth team coach and ex-Claret Jamie Hoyland.

Jamie left the Turf four years ago and after a short spell with Scarborough, then a league club, returned to work within the community programme. His stay was short and he moved on to first Halifax Town and then Rochdale as youth team coach.

During last season he took the position of assistant manager on a temporary basis when Hamilton was caretaker manager but resumed his youth team duties when Hollins arrived.

Today though he has accepted the new role on a one year contract.