NEW Arthurlie manager Billy Ogilvie says he didn’t think twice about signing on to become the latest Dunterlie Park boss.

Ogilvie replaces Chris Mackie after his resignation last week left the club looking for their 10th manager in 11 years.

The 56-year-old is that man and he has made the move into the junior ranks after a successful spell with Lowland League side East Kilbride.

The taxi driver took over the K-Park club after Iain King was sacked in 2014. That decision prompted players to desert the club, but despite being left with just three players, Ogilvie managed to take Kilby to new heights in his maiden season as they finished second in the Lowland League, to earn entry into round two of the Scottish Cup, as well as lifting the Lowland Cup.

Ogilvie guided Kilby to the last 16 of the Scottish Cup after wins over Stenhousemuir and Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale and they would land the tie dreams were made of.

Ogilvie’s biggest day as a manager, and East Kilbride’s biggest as a club, arrived in February 2016 after they drew Celtic. And Kilby were not disgraced up against the Scottish champions as goals from Leigh Griffiths and Colin Kazim-Richards gave Ronny Deila’s Hoops a 2-0 victory.

Ogilvie’s spell at East Kilbride came to an end a few months after the Celtic clash after he was forced to leave the club due to work commitments, But following a spell coaching Queen’s Park under-17s, the new Lie boss says he is relishing the challenge of taking over the Super League Premier Division side.

He said: “It was an instant decision, it’s such a great club.

“I’m absolutely delighted to be joining a club with the great tradition that Arthurlie has. I’m really thrilled and excited to be the manager.

“I’m definitely a better manager now than when I first started at East Kilbride. Experience is something that you can’t buy.

“When I went to East Kilbride no one really knew who they were apart from within the league, it took time and now they are quite well known.

“Arthurlie are already a well known club but hopefully we can start something that will bring the club success.”

Ogilvie insists the number of managers to come and go from the Barrhead club in recent years was not a concern for him. He has been given assurances by the club’s committee that Arthurlie are in search of stability and Ogilvie warned that success will take time to arrive at Dunterlie Park.

He added: “Hopefully we can build up the same success I had at East Kilbride, that takes time and patience. The committee have assured me I’ll have that.

“The committee want some stability back at the club and they realise success is very rarely instant.

“We’re looking to start something now that will be with the club for a long time.”