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Scottish Premier side Motherwell on brink of announcing new boss


Scottish Premier side Motherwell hope to appoint a new manager in time for next Saturday's match against Ross County it has been reported.

The club are in the process of interviewing candidates to replace Stuart McCall, who resigned last month.

Caretaker Kenny Black, who was McCall's assistant, is one of those being considered for the manager's role.

And according to BBC Scotland former Motherwell midfielder Rob Maaskant, who has managed 11 different clubs, has been interviewed for the post.

The 45-year-old, who was most recently an assistant at Columbus Crew, has coached in his native Netherlands as well as Belarus, Poland and the United States.

It is believed two of the six interviewees are from overseas.

General manager Alan Burrows said the club had been "very impressed" with the two candidates interviewed on Friday.

"We'll speak to another couple at the start of next week," he told BBC Radio Scotland on Saturday.

"At that point the board, hopefully, can sit down, go through them, make the decision and the aim is to try and have something sorted out before the Ross County game in a best-case scenario.

"We spoke to two people [on Friday] and both interviews were absolutely excellent, very encouraging. If nothing happened on Monday, we'd still feel confident we could have at least a decision between two so that's how good it was.

"We had 58 serious applications for the jobs - all weird and wonderful names, some really distinctive, some not so much - it was a really difficult process even just to whittle that down given how many good candidates and how many strong candidates, many with experience in very senior leagues in world football.

"It's a really attractive proposition for any manager. It's a good club, it's a family, community-orientated club. It's a good environment for managers. There's a platform for a good manager to come in and do really well here, both for himself and for the football club."



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