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    Global FC given boost as former Gers ace Reid signs on as coach

    Jan 7, 2013

    Global has continued to infuse foreign blood into its team, although this time the new recruit won’t be wearing a jersey and instead will stay on the sidelines.

    Already with 10 foreign booters in its high-profile squad, the reigning United Football League champion has hired Scottish coach Brian Reid, a key addition expected to help the team in its title defense in the UFL season starting this February.

    Global, which announced the signing on its website on Sunday, will benefit from the international experience of the 42-year-old Reid, who has had success in his homeland after steering Ayr United to promotion to the top tier last year after toiling in the second division for the last five years.

    “His experience will give the club a lot of confidence,” Global owner Dan Palami said of the Scottish mentor, who also played for Scottish Premier League giants Rangers.

    Palami had been the acting coach since Deding Cabalida took a leave from the team late last year to focus on his duties as one of the national team’s assistant coaches.

    The owner tasted success as well after he steered his squad to the recent UFL Cup Finals, barely losing Stallion last month.

    He won’t have to take on the dual role anymore as Reid is expected to arrive in the country next week and will handle the team in the Smart Club Championships starting January 13 against Nomads at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.

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