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Inverness Caledonian Thistle will hold interviews for head coach position next week and make decision quickly


By Will Clark

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INVERNESS Caledonian Thistle will hold interviews for the head coach position next week with the deadline for applications set to close on Friday.

Chief executive Scot Gardiner .Picture: Callum Mackay.
Chief executive Scot Gardiner .Picture: Callum Mackay.

Club chief executive Scot Gardiner says they are looking to make an appointment quickly to fill the vacancy in the dugout.

Former manager John Robertson has been promoted to sporting director at the club with interim manager Neil McCann declining to take the job on a permanent basis.

Gardiner says they have received a high number of applications for the job from Scotland and abroad for the position.

He says the applications are from people with experience of managing in the Championship to people looking to break into management.

"It has been humbling to see how many people have applied over the weekend," he said.

"What is more amazing is how many job applications we have had from abroad.

“What we said at the board meeting is we would keep an open mind.

"We would look at people who are potentially up and coming coaches that could be the next big thing and see an opportunity like this as perhaps a good step on their journey as a coach.

“We will look at people who have been assistant managers only in the past who think it is about time they took a step up and became their own man.

“We are keeping an open mind and the deadline is Friday at 5pm.

"We will see who comes in and so far there have been interesting applications who for sure will get an interview.

"We have a deadline and we will look to make an appointment quickly and whoever gets the job has to live here.

"They have to be based in Inverness, so if it is someone from outwith, they have to move quickly.

"We will put the shortlist together by Friday and hold the interviews by next week."


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