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Inverness Caledonian Thistle's interim manager Neil McCann says Championship closer against Ayr United will be his last game in Highland capital


By Andrew Henderson

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Neil McCann has appeared to hint that John Robertson will be back in charge of Inverness Caledonian Thistle next season after confirming the club's match against Ayr United tomorrow night will be his last at the club.

Former Dundee boss McCann took the reins on an interim basis after Robertson was granted an indefinite period of compassionate leave at the end of February.

After a slow start where he failed to win any of his first five games, Inverness kickstarted their play-off push by winning six games in-a-row – a run that also saw them knock Highland rivals Ross County out of the Scottish Cup.

Neil McCann directs Caley Thistle's troops at Tynecastle last weekend. Picture: Ken Macpherson
Neil McCann directs Caley Thistle's troops at Tynecastle last weekend. Picture: Ken Macpherson

A home draw against Dundee with just nine men and last weekend's defeat against Hearts confirmed that the Caley Jags would be playing Championship football again next season, and now McCann is preparing for one last game in charge at the Caledonian Stadium.

"I've just got one game left, which I'm looking forward to," he said.

"We had the last training session today and that's me done.

"The job was always to come in and take the reins for as long as John needed.

"It looked like it was going to be towards the end of the season, which is how it has turned out, and John will hopefully be well enough to come back and take the team back on.

"As far as my future is concerned, I haven't made any real plans. I've got my punditry to go back to, I've got other bits and pieces too – I've got a degree that I'm working towards now, so I need to get my head back into that.

"There are a couple of other things that I might want to start again, so I've got a lot on my plate, but my focus is on the Ayr United game.

"Once that's done, I'll enjoy a wee beer and reflect, and then see where we are."


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