Appointed player manager September 2017. Signed in the summer of 2015 by Kris Hunter. Paul began his career at Celtic and was a regular for the Scotland national under-21 football team. After loan spells at St. Johnstone and St Mirren, Paul signed for Ross County in 2007 where he went on to make 145 appearances in 6 seasons, winning both the Scottish First and Second Division Championships as well as appearing in the 2010 Scottish Cup Final. Signed for Motherwell in 2013 and in 2 seasons at Fir Park made 20 appearances, including a Europa league qualifier against the Russians from Kuban Krasnodor.
An integral part of Paul taking the player managers role was the appointment of brother in law Russell as his assistant. The Dons legend brings a wealth of experience to North Lodge Park in what will be his first role as part of a management team. Russell made over 400 appearance for the Dons as well as time in the English Premiership with Sunderland and football league with Plymouth Argyle, Burnley and Derby County.