There’s a former Leeds United player linked and plenty of ex-Scotland internationals too – but there’s a deadline on when applicants can apply for the vacant Ayr United job.

Mark Kerr left his position as manager over the weekend alongside assistant Mick McArdle, the Honest Men sitting in the Championship’s relegation zone. Former Aberdeen and Leeds United man David Robertson has been linked while Maurice Ross and David Hopkin have also been linked with Somerset Park. They have coached or managed at Real Kashmir, Motherwell and Morton in their most recent positions respectively.

The former Leeds United man has been linked.

The former Leeds United man has been linked. (Photo by TAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP via Getty Images)

Chairman David Smith says there’s a time limit on when potential managers can apply: “I’ve spoken with Mark Kerr and Mick McArdle following a board meeting and would confirm they have left the club by mutual agreement.

“I’d like to put on record, our thanks for all their hard work over the last two seasons and I personally wish them both well in whatever they do next. The search for our new manager is underway but in the interim period, David White and Derek Stillie will take charge with support from our Academy coaches.


“Whilst we have identified potential candidates for the managers position we would also request any expressions of interest are sent to [email protected] no later than 5pm on Monday 8th March 2021.

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Kerr has left Somerset. (Photo by Ross MacDonald/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“This is firmly not how I pictured my first six weeks in the role, but I’m very grateful to Alan Murray and Willie Houston, who have over 25 years board experience at Ayr United and collectively, we’re confident we will get the next steps right for our club.”

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