St Mirren close to appointing Robinson as manager


St Mirren are close to appointing former Motherwell boss Stephen Robinson as their new manager.

The Scottish Premiership side are looking for Jim Goodwin’s replacement after he left for Aberdeen at the weekend.

Robinson is currently in charge of League One side Morecambe, who confirmed on Monday that they have “reluctantly” given St Mirren permission to speak with their manager.

Aberdeen player-coach Scott Brown and Steven Naismith had been in the running for the St Mirren job, but the Buddies have now agreed a compensation deal with Morecambe.

The Northern Irishman, 47, spent three seasons at Motherwell, taking them to two domestic cup finals and securing a top-six finish.

He also worked with several players currently at the Paisley club, including Curtis Main, Charles Dunne and Richard Tait, during his spell at Fir Park which came to an end in 2020 after a poor run of results.

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Highlights of the Scottish Premiership match between Livingston and St Mirren

St Mirren were previously given permission to hold talks with Naismith – a coach at Hearts and part of the Scotland coaching set-up.

They travel to Dundee for their next game on Wednesday.

Morecambe statement on Robinson

The League One club’s statement read: “Morecambe FC can confirm that we have been approached by Scottish Premiership side St Mirren to speak to manager Stephen Robinson in relation to their managerial vacancy.

“The club has reluctantly granted St Mirren permission to speak to Stephen regarding the position.

“We hope for a swift resolution to this matter.”


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