Former Everton and Hibs man Alan Stubbs has been linked with the vacant Queen’s Park job after the shock departure of head coach Ray McKinnon (Daily Mail)
The Everton hero and coach has had spells as a manager with Hibs, Rotherham United and St Mirren. He worked with Queen’s Park chief executive Leeann Dempster at Hibs as the 49-year-old guided the club to a historic Scottish Cup success in 2016.
But the former Everton man could be set for a return to the dugout almost three years after his last job at St Mirren in 2018. McKinnon has left Queen’s Park just weeks after guiding the club to the League Two title.
A statement reads: “Queen’s Park and Ray McKinnon announced the Head Coach is leaving the Club after leading the side to the Scottish League 2 title. While the decision will surprise many after gaining promotion to League 1 next season, the action had been agreed jointly to allow the Club to begin the long-term task of restructuring once the initial aim of promotion had been secured.
“This will be aimed at delivering a new and innovative model in the Scottish game, rooted in our community and participation for all. Queen’s Park recruited former Motherwell and Hibernian Chief Executive Leeann Dempster to the club earlier this year.
“Her appointment was the first step in creating a new football club model. That will involve creating the structures and culture the club hopes will create something new in the Scottish professional game and more announcements will follow in the coming weeks.”
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