Willie McStay joins Stockport as assistant manager

Former Ross County manager and Celtic coach Willie McStay has joined Stockport County as assistant manager.

The 49-year-old has signed a one-year deal with the Blue Square Bet Premier side as new manager Dietmar Hamann's right-hand man.

McStay played for Celtic, Huddersfield, Notts County and Kilmarnock before taking up a career in coaching.

He managed Sligo Rovers, Celtic reserves and Hungarian side Ujpest before taking over at Ross County.

However, McStay lasted only nine matches in charge of the Scottish First Division club, winning none, before leaving by mutual consent.

Stockport ended a 105-year spell in the Football League when they were relegated from League Two in May.

Former Liverpool and Manchester City midfielder Hamann was appointed manager in July after the club was taken over by Liverpool businessman Tony Evans.

Meanwhile, former boss Ray Mathias, who was offered a new role within the club after being replaced by Hamann, has decided to leave Edgeley Park.