Mark McGhee Set For Motherwell Job

13 October 2015, 11:10

Football

Mark McGhee is closing in on the manager's job at Motherwell, Press Association Sport understands.

Scotland's assistant boss, 58, who managed the Fir Park club between 2007 and 2009 before leaving for Aberdeen, has held positive talks with the Well board.

Stephen Craigan, who has been caretaker since Ian Baraclough departed the club last month, has pulled out of the running.

The 38-year-old former Motherwell captain, who had been Well's under-20s coach, had two matches in charge, a 2-1 win over Partick Thistle and 2-1 defeat at Dundee.

Ex-Motherwell player Simo Valakari had been considered but McGhee's experience looks to have proved crucial in the final part of the process.

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