Jim Goodwin signs new contract with St Mirren

Mon, Feb 15 2021

St Mirren have announced that manager Jim Goodwin and assistant Lee Sharpe have signed new 3-year contracts at the club until June 2024.

Goodwin has overseen the Paisley side get to a semifinal at Hampden Park aswell as historic wins over Celtic and Rangers this season.

The Waterford native has guided The Buddies to 7th place in the Scottish top flight as they eye up a place in the top 6 before the League splits.

The former Celtic man made over 150 appearances for St Mirren between 2011 and 2016 and earned one cap for the Republic of Ireland in 2002.

Chief Executive, Tony Fitzpatrick told the club’s media: "The Board has recognised the excellent results and progress this season under Jim and to continue developing as a club we see this as an integral piece of the plan.

“Jim has been given one of the highest player budgets of any St Mirren manager and he is now the highest paid manager in club’s history. The immediate focus will continue to be on Jim leading the team to a potential top six finish. This deal allows everyone to plan longer term to bring further success to our Club.  We are an ambitious Club and we believe with Jim ambitions we have an exciting, successfully future ahead.”

Goodwin expressed his delight to St Mirren TV over committing his future to the club.

“I’m delighted to extend my contract here. I appreciate the board offering the new deal to me and for the recognition of the hard work that myself and the staff are doing here.

“It’s a great time to be part of this club. I feel there is a real air of positivity and we have SMiSA soon to take over the ownership of the club and the introduction of Kibble which is a fantastic step in the right direction. There are really good people on the board who are as keen as I am to take the club forward and take it to the next level.”


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