10 SPFL CLUBS WITHOUT A MANAGER; WHO’S GOING WHERE?

By Kieran Warren

It has been announced that John Hughes has left his position as Ross County after saving the staggies from relegation this season.

Despite County being open to giving him a new contract Hughes has elected to “explore further football opportunities” following his five-month stint in Dingwall.

Along with that was the announcement that ex-Rangers captain Barry Ferguson will be leaving newly promoted Kelty Hearts.

John Hughes

The Jobs available are:

Celtic, Dundee United, Ross County, Falkirk, Inverness, Alloa Athletic, Dunfermline, Dumbarton, Forfar, and Kelty Hearts.

One of the stranger moves is Micky Mellon leaving Dundee United as he guided the club to a 9th place finish in their first season back in the topflight.

However, with several managers available United might see this as the time to take the club to the next level and climb up the Scottish Premiership.

A potential option for the Arabs could be former player and recently departed Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes who fans would hope could catapult the side up the table with his vast experience at Aberdeen.

Other names being touted for the job are Alex Neil, Stephen Robinson, and freshly available John Hughes.

Micky Mellon as Dundee Utd Boss

Some moves are already almost definite with Barry Ferguson set to be announced as the new Alloa Athletic boss as the in-demand boss leaves Kelty Hearts after making good on his three-year plan to take Kelty into the professional leagues.

Ferguson may be looking to Alloa as a step up and will be seeing the challenge of promoting The Wasps back into the Scottish Championship as a further chance to prove himself as a manager.

 

Barry Ferguson for Birmingham City

The Eddie Howe saga at Celtic also seems to be nearing its conclusion with reports stating that he could put pen to paper this week.

Eddie Howe has asked Celtic to make approaches for Bournemouth trio Stephen Purches, Simon Weatherstone and Richard Hughes.

The incoming Hoops boss is keen to add Purches and Weatherstone to his coaching staff while he wants Hughes to be his head scout.

Howe has met with Celtic officials over the last 24 hours to outline his plans for the Parkhead job and has asked Celtic to make the move now after Bournemouth failed to progress out of the Championship play-offs. [source]

Eddie Howe

The other jobs going around are still being speculated over but with so many names being thrown around it is going to be an interesting Summer in Scotland as there is lots of jobs and lots of potential managers to fill them.

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