Falkirk are said to be lining up former Celtic coach Peter Grant as their ‘favourite’ to become the new manager of the League One club (Daily Record).

Grant took charge of his last Alloa Athletic match last week after the Wasps were relegated to League One, a division Falkirk are currently trying to get out of. He also has coaching experience with Celtic, Fulham, Norwich City and the Scotland National Team.

The former Celtic man could become Falkirk boss.

The former Celtic man could become Bairns boss. (Photo by Alan Harvey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

While relegated this term, Grant was applauded for his style of football with the part-time team. The former Celtic coach could now be set for a return to the full-time scene with Falkirk.

The Bairns looked set for the League One title at the turn of the year but things have collapsed since the lower leagues returned from an enforced shutdown. A poor run form form has led to co-managers David McCracken and Lee Miller leaving the club, Partick Thistle winning the division last week by hammering Falkirk 5-0.

A 2-1 defeat to Montrose at the Falkirk Stadium on Saturday means that if the Bairns – currently holding Gary Holt as interim manager – lose to Airdrieonians and Montrose beat Partick Thistle on Tuesday, they will finish fifth and lose the chance to contest a Championship promotion play-off race.

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