A dozen interested in ’Well assistant job

McGhee and Robinson pictured during the home Scottish Cup tie against Inverness Caley last season (Pic by Craig Halkett)
McGhee and Robinson pictured during the home Scottish Cup tie against Inverness Caley last season (Pic by Craig Halkett)

Motherwell manager Mark McGhee has told the Motherwell Times that he is very impressed by the calibre of people who have inquired about becoming his assistant.

The assistant manager’s role at Fir Park is available after Steve Robinson’s departure to become Oldham Athletic gaffer.

McGhee said: “A lot of people have been asking about the job.

“Lots of them are really good candidates and people I would look to bring in.

“There is no front runner. There are about a dozen who would do the job.

“I’d like an appointment to be made as quickly as possible.

“Last week I took training on my own and I found it very difficult as there is a lot of organising to do.”

McGhee said he was disappointed by Robinson’s decision to quit Motherwell but understood his reasons.

“It was a shame Steve left,” McGhee said.

“But Steve and I had talked about the possibility of him one day becoming his own man at a big club down in England.

“His ultimate ambition was to go on his own.

“I’m disappointed it happened so soon and the timing is difficult.

“We have just started pre-season and I find myself without an assistant.”