Feb 21 2013 by Andrew McGilvray, Hamilton Advertiser
Shaun Fagan made a name for himself by scoring a winner against Celtic while at Motherwell and was in charge when Stirling Albion shocked Rangers with a 1-0 win.
But the 28-year-old insists he’s fully focused on his new career as commercial manager at Hamilton Accies, and top of his hit-list is building bridges between supporters and the New Douglas Park club.
Fagan says his door is always open and he’s happy to talk to fans to hear what they would like to see happening. One of those dialogues has led to Shaun attempting to create a lotto game, and there are more ideas up his sleeve.
He said: “I’ve been brought in to try and bring the fans, community and businesses closer together to the club. I think that is massively important because you need the support the fans give you, for businesses to get involved and be part of the club. I want to attract actual Accies fans who want to see the club doing well, because if you’re a fan you’re going to be willing to spend that money.
“The door is open for any fan to give me a phone or have a meeting with me. This should be a fans’ club; I’ve held a couple of meetings with fans and one said to me that they’ve never had a point of contact before, and I’m trying to make myself that point of contact. If they come up with ideas and it’s feasible, I can take it to the club. I don’t mind staying back to 8pm, 9pm or 10pm if it’s going to benefit the club, the team and the fans.
“It’s all about building bridges between the club, fans and previous customers. I’m trying to get myself out there and go to local businesses, chap as many doors as I can, phone as many people as I can.
“I also want to have hospitality sold out at every home game.”