DAVID Hopkin is back in management after being appointed new boss at Greenock Morton.

The former Bantams chief, who resigned from the Valley Parade helm in February, has been given a three-year deal by the second-tier Scottish club, who finished fifth last season.

It is a return to his roots for the 48-year-old, who started his career at Morton before moving to Chelsea in 1992.

He also had a spell on the backroom coaching staff at Cappielow Park before moving to Livingston, whom he took to the Scottish Premiership with back to back promotions.

Hopkin takes over following the departure of management team Jonatan Johansson and Peter Houston earlier this month.

Morton chairman Crawford Rae said: “Attracting David back to the club is a massive coup for us, especially when he has been offered so many positions since leaving Livingston.

“David is a phenomenal coach and we are delighted that he will be working to further develop our home-grown talent while building a squad that will hopefully bring absent supporters back to Cappielow.

“David knows that it will take time to build and mould his team for the future, which is why we are both delighted to commit to a three-year term.

“This will provide the stability that we consider vital as we look to build a strong foundation upon which we can take the club forward and give us a chance of taking this fine club back to the top flight."