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WATCH: Four interviewed for Elgin City managerial vacancy and caretaker boss Ross Draper gives his view on the next man in charge


By Craig Christie

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Elgin City Football Club will interview four candidates with a view to appointing their fourth manager in eight months next week.

Elgin City's Borough Briggs. ..Picture: Daniel Forsyth. Image No..
Elgin City's Borough Briggs. ..Picture: Daniel Forsyth. Image No..

Chairman Graham Tatters said after Tuesday's 1-0 City win over Forfar that he hopes to have a new boss in place next week.

Elgin City caretaker manager Ross Draper. Picture: Bob Crombie
Elgin City caretaker manager Ross Draper. Picture: Bob Crombie

Current City player Ross Draper, who started this season as City manager and was in interim charge for the midweek match, said that he couldn't say no to becoming caretaker boss again to help out in the current situation.

He spoke about the Forfar win and the managerial vacancy in his post-match interview.

Watch interview with Elgin City man of the match Mitch Taylor.

He said one candidate has already been interviewed with three more to be assessed over the remainder of this week.

With City not having another game this weekend, the club hopes that a new manager will be at the helm when they take on Clyde on December 2.

It is understood that former Caley Thistle managers John Robertson and Billy Dodds were approached but are not interested in the position.

Two current Highland League manager may be in the frame, with Nairn County's Steven MacKay and Huntly gaffer Allan Hale linked with the City job.

Could Steven MacKay be the next Elgin City manager? Picture: Daniel Forsyth
Could Steven MacKay be the next Elgin City manager? Picture: Daniel Forsyth

There has been some speculation that former Elgin keeper and Caley Thistle goalkeeping coach Steve Marsella, who recently managed Indian League club Madakh FC, has expressed an interest in the position.

Former Rangers defender Brian Reid, a manager at Ayr United, Stranraer and Albion Rovers in recent times, is another possible candidate.


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