About Ayr United Football Club
On the 15th May 2012, Mark Roberts took over the managerial reins of Ayr United from Brian Reid following the club's relegation to Division Two.
Roberts, 36, is embarking on his first journey into management at Somerset Park after enjoying a lengthy playing career which saw him playing for nine clubs including Kilmarnock, St Mirren, Falkirk, Partick Thistle and Airdrie United.
In recent times, Mark Roberts has still been competing at a high level. Since signing for The Honest Men in 2009, he has appeared 148 times and scored 54 goals.
Mark will take on the role of player-manager so he can pull on the boots when required.
Roberts has helped the club to two promotions aswell as many cup shocks. he was the man who scored the decisive goals that knocked Hibs and Hearts out of cup contention.
Roberts will be assisted by Head of Youth Football and Development, David White who has been employed by the Academy for five years.
The manager is employed on a full time basis and is looking to utilise the club's Academy in order to strengthen the first team squad.
After being appointed as Manager Roberts said : " Becoming the Manager was a no brainer as it is the natural progression for me. I've been at the club for the last three and a half years and this is where i can see my career path taking me. It has probably come along a bit quicker than i thought but there was no way i could turn the offer down. This is a great chance for me and i'm really looking forward to it."
" Being a Manager was something i wanted to do and i love this club "
" I'm delighted i've got the chance to manage Ayr United "