WHITLETTS Victoria have unveiled their third new manager of the season as they aim to pull off what would be a miraculous escape from the drop.

Home town boy Mick McCann is the latest occupant of the hotseat at New Voluntary Park. 

He replaces Ryan Caddis, who spent only a few weeks as Vics' manager after the resignation of Gordon Pope in September.

Caddis left the club last month to take over at Glenafton Athletic after the Loch Park club parted company with Ryan Stevenson and then Mark Roberts in quick succession.

McCann, 41, comes to Ayr from Maybole where he has been playing for the last two seasons - and brings with him a wealth of experience at this level.

McCann started his playing career with Annbank United before successful spells with Auchinleck Talbot, Troon and Glenafton Athletic.

He had a brief spell in charge of the latter, and has now decided to return to the dugout with his home town club.

McCann will officially start in his role on December 18, with his first match in charge to be played at home against Rutherglen Glencairn on December 30.

Vics are currently 11 points from safety at the foot of the West of Scotland Football League's First Division, having picked up just three points so far this season - all of them draws.

That's just one point more than they had when Pope stepped down in September following Vics' South Challenge Cup exit at the hands of South of Scotland League Creetown.

Caddis picked up just one more league point in his brief spell in charge - though Caddis's time at the helm did coincide with the club's move to their new base at New Voluntary Park, a short distance from their original home.

Caddis was also in charge for Vics' only win of the season so far - a 5-3 victory over Knightswood in October in the Strathclyde Demolition Cup.


Before McCann steps into the role, Vics have one more fixture to play - against Johnstone Burgh at Keanie Park this Saturday, December 16.