Ayr United set to appoint new manager

Ayr United are set to name their new manager on Thursday, owner David Smith has revealed.

Davie White has been in interim charge of Ayr United since Mark Kerr was sacked

David Hopkin, the former Livingston Bradford and Morton boss, is the bookies´ favourite to replace Mark Kerr, who was sacked when Smith took over as owner and chairman last month.

The Championship club, seventh after a 0-0 draw with Raith Rovers tonight, have interviewed a number of candidates but Smith is giving nothing away.

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He said: “I’d like to think we’d be in a position to announce it on Thursday. We’re relatively well down the road.

“It’s been a tough couple of weeks. The responsibility has weighed pretty heavily on me this week.

“It’s a big decision. I’m a fan and I know how important it is to the club.

“I was blown away by the number of candidates we got and the calibre. But we set a criteria of what we needed and we are sticking to it.”