Andy Morrison appointed official Fan Ambassador
- 22 September 2013 09:39
- Posted by @markbooth_mcfc
Manchester City are delighted to announce the appointment of Andy Morrison as an official Fan Ambassador for the Club.
This brand new role will see Andy act as a key link between Club and fans, enhancing experience for fans at home matches and supporting various fan events.
Commenting on the appointment, Morrison said: “My best playing days were at City and I was immensely proud to play for this club.
“The City supporters have been fantastic with me since day one so to have the opportunity to return to the club in this capacity was an offer that was too good to refuse.
“I can’t wait to get started and I’ll put as much into this role as I did when I was a player here.”
One of the most popular City players of modern times, Andy was signed by Joe Royle from Huddersfield Town in 1998, initially on loan.
After making an immediate impact, Royle made the deal permanent at a cost of just £80,000 and handed the Inverness-born centre-half the captaincy.
Morrison became a firm favourite with the City fans and inspired the Blues from mid-table in Division Two to the play-off final in 1999 where promotion was clinched in dramatic fashion at the expense of Gillingham.
Royle would later claim Morrison had “dragged City kicking and screaming” to promotion.
A fearless warrior on the pitch with a deceptively deft touch, he helped the Blues get off to a flying start in Division One the following campaign and though he injured his knee three months into the season, the foundations had been laid for a second successive promotion.
Andy’s knee problems plagued the remainder of his time at City and he was forced to retire and later moved into coaching, most notably with Northwich Victoria.
Despite only making 48 appearances in total, he was voted the third most popular captain of all-time behind Roy Paul and Tony Book in a 2006 poll. He released his critically-acclaimed autobiography ‘The Good, The Mad and the Ugly’ in 2011 and is today assistant manager at Airbus UK.
He has never lost his affinity with City and has been a regular at the Etihad Stadium since retiring and remains a hugely popular figure with the Blues’ supporters.