McGlynn ‘happy’ with Hearts talks

3311080 SSFF raith headshots 'John McGlynn - Raith Rovers individual head shots - at Starks Park, Kirkcaldy
3311080 SSFF raith headshots 'John McGlynn - Raith Rovers individual head shots - at Starks Park, Kirkcaldy

JOHN McGlynn is closing in on a return to Hearts after being interviewed for the manager’s job yesterday (Thursday).

The Raith Rovers boss declared himself “happy” with the nature of the talks, but stressed that he has not yet been offered the post.

McGlynn is understood to be front-runner to replace Paulo Sergio, who left the Scottish Cup winners last month after failing to agree terms, and Raith have confirmed they will not stand in McGlynn’s way.

However, Hearts have insisted that he is one of four names on a shortlist - and McGlynn is keeping an open mind.

“I’ve held talks with Hearts, and from a personal point of view, I was happy with the way they went,” he said.

“I was told that I am on a shortlist, and that they would get back to me with an answer some time next week.

“I’m very honoured to be considered for the post, and it’s a certainly a job that excites me.

“But I don’t want to end up with egg on my chin, so I’m not taking anything for granted.”

McGlynn insists his current focus remains on preparing Raith for the new season.

“We trained last night, this morning, and we have double-sessions planned for Saturday and Sunday,” he said.

“Nothing that has happened with Hearts has affected Raith Rovers in any way.

“We’re carrying on with business as usual.”