Ex-Rangers striker Kenny Miller wants to return to Scottish football and is eyeing the manager’s role at Championship club Dunfermline Athletic.

Miller hung up his boots in February 2020 shortly after being released from his contract at Partick Thistle.


Miller played for Livingston, Dundee and Partick Thistle after his second spell at Ibrox. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

It ended a 22-year playing career which included two spells at Rangers and over 100 goals for the club, and he moved straight into full-time coaching.

He worked as assistant to Carl Robinson in the A-League at Newcastle Jets and Western Sydney Wanderers but recently returned to the UK.


The Dunfermline hot seat became vacant on Sunday after the sacking of Peter Grant and Miller has expressed an interest in the role.

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

The former Rangers hero wants to return to Scottish football. (Photo by Steve Welsh/Getty Images)

Dunfermline have made a terrible start to the 2021/22 season and are currently rooted to the bottom of the second tier.

They haven’t won any of their opening 12 matches and sit on just seven points.

Yet, as Miller points out, there’s plenty of ability in a playing group at East End Park that includes his former Rangers teammate Graham Dorrans and Ibrox loanee Kai Kennedy.

A number of other early candidates have also emerged, though, including Brian Rice, Peter Leven and Scott Calderwood.

In other news, a pair of exciting Rangers talents scored in a thrilling comeback youth international win for Scotland.

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