Peter Grant is set to be named as the new manager of Dunfermline Athletic tomorrow, according to a report, after impressing the Pars board despite watching his Alloa side relegated from the Championship.
Dunfermline parted company with Stevie Crawford earlier this month after failing to win promotion to the Premiership via the Playoffs.
According to The Courier, Grant, who has also managed Norwich City and Fulham, will take the reins at East End Park and look to guide the Fifers back to the top flight.
The report claims the Pars board were impressed with Alloa’s style of play under Grant as they tried to play rather than resorting to long balls in their, ultimately unsuccessful, bid to remain in the Championship.
The likes of Stewart Petrie, Neil McCann and Kevin Rutkiewicz have all been linked with the East End Park role but Grant appears to have won the race to replace Crawford.
Grant has also been subject to speculation that he could join Eddie Howe’s backroom staff at Celtic (Scottish Sun) but the chance to remain in management rather than working as part of someone else’s backroom team has proved to be the bigger lure for the ex-Celtic midfielder.
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