Former Rangers striker Kenny Miller has missed out on the Falkirk job after the Bairns confirmed the appointment of John McGlynn as the club’s new manager.
Miller, who had taken interim charge at Falkirk, was hoping to be named Martin Rennie’s permanent successor but the League One side have moved for the experience of McGlynn after his time at Raith Rovers came to an end.
After missing out on the Premiership promotion playoffs, McGlynn and assistant Paul Smith left the Fifers at the end of the campaign.
“I’m delighted to be here,” McGlynn said. “It’s been out in the public domain for a little while so it’s not exactly breaking news, but we’re delighted to be at Falkirk. We appreciate the task in hand, as it’s a big job and a big football club, but we’re excited at the prospect of trying to get it back where we think it should belong.”
McGlynn is once again joined by Smith and a number of players are expected to follow him from Kirkcaldy over the summer as he rebuilds Falkirk.
The Grangemouth-based side again missed out on the playoffs for promotion out of League One as the Bairns’ stint in the third tier extends to a third season.
Ex- Rangers star Miller couldn’t make much impact in brief Falkirk spell
Miller’s brief stint in charge at the Falkirk Stadium did little to improve results and it will be interesting to see where the former Rangers striker ends up next.
Despite making no secret of his desire to be named manager on a permanent basis, it seems his lack of experience in the dugout has cost Miller his chance at taking the reins into next season.
Another former Rangers player, midfielder Charlier Telfer, was among a host of players released by Falkirk yesterday as they cleared the decks ahead of the arrival of their new boss.