Kenny Miller has thrown his hat into the ring to replace Peter Grant as Dunfermline manager following his sacking on Sunday afternoon – but the former Rangers and Scotland striker admits he won’t be the only one with his eyes on the hotseat at East End Park.

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Grant was binned after the Pars suffered another defeat to leave them rooted to the bottom of the Championship without a win in 12 attempts so far this season.

Miller, who recently returned to Scotland after spells as assistant manager at Newcastle Jets and Western Sydney Wanderers in Australia, confirmed he is interested in the Pars post as he hailed the Fifers as a “big club” with a squad of players who “could be doing better”.

“It’s one of those jobs you look at that level, Dunfermline is a big club,” Miller said [BBC Sportsound].

“You look at their stadium, it’s a good stadium, the fans are clearly passionate about their club and they want them to be doing better than they are.

“It’s a squad of players that I really believe could be doing better, so you never say never.

“I’m back, I’m interested in a job, I’ve missed my job in the last month or so that I’ve not been on the grass and don’t want to be out of it too long.

“So it’s one of them you’d look at and there’d definitely be an interest – and I won’t be the only one.

“There will be a lot of people out there who will look at that job and think: ‘you know what? You could get a response out of those players and start climbing the table’.”

The likes of Brian Rice, Craig Levein, Dick Campbell and Stewart Petrie have been touted as contenders to replace Grant at East End Park.

Pars coaches Greg Shields and Steven Whittaker will take charge of the side this weekend against Morton – with both sides looking to improve their recent dismal form and start climbing up the table.

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