ST MIRREN have confirmed the return of former manager Gus MacPherson to the club in a technical role. 

The former Buddies manager had been rumoured for a switch back to Paisley to join Oran Kearney's backroom team in a new advisory role. 

And, after his departure from Queen's Park was earlier revealed, St Mirren have now confirmed the 49-year-old's return. 

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Speaking to, chairman Gordon Scott said: "Over the past few months we have learned lessons regarding the structure we have in place and decided that we want to have someone within the football department who will be a constant presence going forward.

"The board have a vision of how they want the club to develop. At present we have a plan but not the man power to define and execute it.

"Gus is someone I worked with closely when I was on the board previously and he has the experience and knowledge we are looking for in the newly created role.

"Gus, in his role of technical director, will support both Tony Fitzpatrick and Oran Kearney in whatever manner they require for the club to progress and evolve."

Earlier this afternoon, Queen's Park confirmed the departure of MacPherson on their own website. 

In a statement on, the club said: "Our Head Coach, Gus MacPherson, has decided to take up a position with St Mirren Football Club.

"For the past four and a half years Gus has served the club well and we would like to offer our sincere thanks and wish him well in his new endeavours."

Chairman Gordon Scott and chief executive Tony Fitzpatrick had identified the former Saints boss as the ideal man for the position.

They held talks with him last week after Queen’s were approached.

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MacPherson managed the Buddies for seven years and led the club to the First Division title back in 2006. 

He also led them to the League Cup final where they lost to nine-man Rangers. 

He has since gone on to manage Queen of the South before a near five year spell with Glasgow club Queen's Park.