The Romanian is current managing Lithuania’s national team but he would welcome a return to the SPL – and claims that he gets on with Rugby Park chairman Michael Johnston. “If someone in Scotland wants to have my services I would be happy about that,” said the 49-year-old. “My family still live in Edinburgh because my daughter is at university and my son is at school there. So I would like to come back but I have not spoken to anyone or applied for the Kilmarnock job. I have a contract here and any interested club must speak to the Lithuanian Federation.
“However, I don’t think that they would block me if there was a better opportunity.”