Published: 27/01/2014 15:08 - Updated: 27/01/2014 15:25

Chairman says Elgin in no rush to appoint boss

Written byCraig Christie

ELGIN City are in no rush to name their next manager, says chairman Graham Tatters.

John Robertson was in the Elgin City dugout on Saturday. Photo by Robert Crombie.
John Robertson was in the Elgin City dugout on Saturday. Photo by Robert Crombie.

Tatters brought in John Robertson as caretaker boss for Saturday’s 3-2 defeat to Montrose, but revealed the former Hearts star won’t be going for the job.

He said ‘Robbo’ could continue to help Elgin out until they appoint Ross Jack’s successor, giving the club time to identify the best candidate for the post.

"The decision will be made when it’s right," Graham said after the weekend match. "We’re not in any rush.

"There’s enough guys here who are willing to take care of the team for a period of time."

He revealed around ten applications had been received by the club by Saturday, including some from south of the border who had been deemed as unsuitable for the vacancy.

"It’s not rocket science that we need somebody with SPFL experience, and somebody who’s got experience in the Highland League," he added.

"That’s where we’re going to be looking to recruit from.

"We’re looking for young, ambitious players who want to commit and want to try and further their careers and see where they get to. Elgin is a good stepping stone."

Robertson said he agreed to take City’s training last week and accepted Tatters’ request to take charge for the match against Montrose.

He revealed he may continue his caretaker role into Elgin’s home clash with Albion Rovers on Saturday.

"If they need help next week and I can fit it in I’ll certainly help, there’s no doubt about it," he said.

"But long term they’ve got to get the right person in for the job and I’m pretty sure that they’ll speak to candidates next week and move forward."

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