Ex-Rangers pair battling to become new boss at Championship side - report
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Former Rangers pair battling to become new boss at Raith Rovers - report

Former Rangers duo Kevin Thomson and Ian Murray appear to be the front-runners to replace John McGlynn as Raith Rovers manager as the Fifers board prepare to meet today.

The Stark’s Park side have been looking for a new boss since the start of the month when McGlynn quit before subsequently taking the reins at Falkirk – with Thomson and Murray leading a list of candidates also reportedly including Rovers legend Laurie Ellis, Ray McKinnon and Dundee United assistant Liam Fox.

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Thomson was given permission by Kelty Hearts to hold talks with Raith after guiding Kelty to the League Two title in their maiden campaign in the SPFL.

According to The Courier, an appointment could come within the next 48 hours as Raith look to move on from a controversial six months for the Kirkcaldy side.

Murray appears to have overtaken Thomson in race between ex-Rangers stars

After his impressive work at Airdrie in recent seasons, Murray now looks to have overtaken Thomson in the race for take over at Raith.

While John McGlynn’s reign ended with Raith lifting the Challenge Cup, their disappointing end to the Championship season will be a cause for concern.

The Airdrie boss led his side to the League One playoff final this season before losing out to big-spending Queen’s Park and it looks as though Murray will be the one the Raith hierarchy opt for.

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