Dunfermline Athletic will be preparing for a return to the Scottish Premier League after winning the first division in May. The Pars last played in the SPL in 2007 but were relegated after a poor season that saw them get to the Scottish Cup final and also qualify for the Uefa Cup.
On December 2007 the board appointed Jim McIntrye as caretaker-manager following the sacking of Stephen Kenny. McIntrye was appointed manager on full time basis and was given a two and a half year contract.
In McIntyre's first full season as manager they finished third place,missing out on the title by 13 points. The Pars again started the 10/11 season well, they were unbeaten in their first six games and this time managed to win promotion with a 10 point lead over second place rivals Raith Rovers.
I look forward to seeing how Dunfermline prepare for the new season after a long time out of the SPL.
Good luck to the Pars!
|East End Park, where Dunfermline play their home games.|