Former Hibs coach and Hearts defender leaves Edinburgh City for Queen's Park as roles reverse

Roles have been reversed by Grant Murray and Laurie Ellis as the former Raith Rovers management duo are re-united at Queen’s Park.

Wednesday, 16th June 2021, 3:13 pm
Updated Wednesday, 16th June 2021, 3:16 pm
As they were - Raith manager Grant Murray and assistant Laurie Ellis will now switch roles at Queen's Park. (Picture: Fife Photo Agency)

Murray has been appointed assistant manager at the League One club, after leaving Edinburgh City where he had been fulfilling the same role to Gary Naysmith.

However after six years between City and a coaching role at Hibs, he has now moved to rejoin his former team-mate and colleague who was appointed the Spiders head coach last month.

Murray was manager at Raith Rovers and Ellis his assistant from 2012 until the end of season 2014-2015 and their reign included a famous Ramsden’s Challenge Cup win over Rangers for the Fife side.

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Coach Murray was also interim joint head coach before Jack Ross' appointment at Hibs. (Picture: SNS)

After leaving Kirkcaldy, Murray – a former Hearts defender – became a youth coach at Hibs leading the under-20s to a league and cup double in 2017-18. At Easter Road he also worked under current Queen’s Park CEO LeeAnn Dempster who welcomed him to Lesser Hampden on Wednesday afternoon.

After being re-united with his former team-mate and boss, Ellis added: “I was fortunate to develop a great relationship on the park with Grant towards the end of our careers which we carried into our early years as coaches.

“His work as both player and coach has benefited from his fantastic professionalism, commitment and work ethic which is why he is ideal for our club.

“Grant has gained excellent experience working under several top managers in recent years which adds to his value as our Assistant Head Coach”.

Edinburgh City assistant manager Grant Murray during a League Two match between Queens Park and Edinburgh City at the Falkirk Stadium, on April 29, 2021, in Falkirk, Scotland. (Photo by Ross MacDonald / SNS Group)

Murray spent the final two months of the season as assistant at Edinburgh City but the club failed to achieve promotion from League Two.

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