Fir Park legend McCart rules himself out of job

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FORMER Motherwell captain Chris McCart has ruled himself out of taking over the hotseat at Fir Park.

McCart admits he is 'flattered' to be linked with the job having been given short odds by the bookies, but is happy to continue in his current role as head of youth development at Celtic.

The Scottish Cup winner made 260 appearances for 'Well in a 12-year spell at the club and later returned to work as a youth coach for nine years.

McCart said: "I'm absolutely flattered to be linked with the manager's position at Motherwell, but I've got a good job at Celtic and one I'm delighted to continue with.

"I haven't had any contact with anyone from 'Well, but it's a very attractive job and I'm sure they will receive many excellent applications.

"I have every faith that John Boyle will continue his record of making the right appointment and I dare say it could be a name that no one expects."

Scottish bookmakers has installed Jimmy Calderwood as the 4/1 favourite to be the next Motherwell manager, closely followed by McCart and Gus McPherson at 5/1.

Current club captain Stephen Craigan is 7/1 to take over, while a return for former 'Well boss Tommy McLean is 10/1.

Full story in December 16 edition of Times & Speaker