Former Kilmarnock boss Lee Clark has thrown his hat in the ring to become the new Raith Rovers manager.
The Kirkcaldy club were left stunned last week when Barry Smith suddenly resigned from his position in the Stark’s Park hot-seat.
The Raith board were meeting last night to decide upon the qualities they are looking for in their new manager with a whole host of candidates already under consideration including former Old Firm players Massimo Donati, Nacho Novo and Barry Robson.
That list now also includes Clark, who has been out of work since being dismissed by Bury in October of last year.
The former Newcastle midfielder has also managed at Huddersfield Town, Birmingham City and Blackpool.
It seems unlikely though that a new man will be in charge for this Saturday’s League 1 fixture with Brechin and interim boss Kevin Cuthbert will take the team once more.
It was the former goalie’s 36th birthday on Saturday but there was little for him to celebrate as Rovers leaked five goals without reply in an embarrassing first half at Ross County in the Irn-Bru Cup.
The players at least stemmed the tide in the final 45 with the game ending 5-0 but that was scant consolation for Cuthbert who admitted he would have made 11 substitutions at half-time if he could have.
Now, he has demanded maximum effort when Rovers travel to Angus this weekend to face Darren Dods’ side.
Cuthbert said: “I didn’t make any subs (at half-time) on Saturday because I thought I am not letting people off with that.
“I wasn’t willing to let them sit next to me in the dug-out watching the rest of the boys at 5-0 down.
“I could easily have made 11 changes at half-time but at the end of the day, it was up to the players on that pitch to go and dig us out of that hole.
“We need to learn and I have said this in the dressing-room. I said it at Cove, I said it at Inverness, if we are anywhere below our maximum, we are not good enough.
“If we are below our maximum against Brechin, we will not beat them.
“Every player in the dressing room knows that.
“My job is to make sure we are at our maximum at Brechin.
“It was a horrible day at Ross County but we will lick our wounds and come in on Monday ready to work.”