Local boy Jack tipped for County job

ROSS Jack has emerged as the overwhelming favourite to land the managerial vacancy at Ross County. The former Dunfermline, Kilmarnock and Everton striker is expected to be named as the successor to Dick Campbell, who was sacked last week, after the international break.

While Jack's only frontline managerial experience came as player-manager at Montrose in 1993, his coaching credentials are strong. The Second Division leaders have long been admirers of the 48-year-old's work as the SFA community coach in the area.

With chairman Roy MacGregor on holiday, County expect to keep under-19 coach Davie Kirkwood in temporary charge for the trip to Ayr on 20 October.

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Jack played at Victoria Park as a teenager and said: "The time could be right for me to get back into the game. I could think of no better club than Ross County to do that with. I'm a local boy and County have played a big part in my life."

Former Clyde manager Joe Miller, who quit his post at Broadwood in May, is also understood to have applied for the vacant County post.