Craigan - New boss imminent
Stephen Craigan thinks that Motherwell will name a new manager in time for their Europa League game.
Last Updated: 20/06/09 7:00pm
Motherwell captain Stephen Craigan expects his side to name a new manager in time for their Europa League opener on 2nd July.
The Northern Ireland defender will be leading training when the squad returns for pre-season on Monday but insists he will not act as a caretaker boss.
Chairman John Boyle has been interviewing possible replacements for Mark McGhee, who, along with assistant Scott Leitch, left for Aberdeen earlier in June.
Craigan believes that McGhee's successor will be appointed soon.
"I would expect and hope we would have a manager in place by the end of the week," he said.
"They were talking about bringing in an experienced man but they realised it might only be for two or three days.
"I have spoken to the physio, we have something organised for training for the week and if it only lasts a day, then fine."
The 32-year-old is currently in the process of completing his A license coaching course and insists that he is not ready for management yet.
"I'm in no position to manage a football club and tell players what to do. I still think I can play for another two or three years," Craigan added.
"I'm just there as a frontman until a new man comes in. When you've been at a club for 13 years, albeit over two spells, I'm more than happy to help out as much as I can."
Steve Staunton and Lawrie Sanchez, as well as former Motherwell players Gary McAllister and Luc Nijholt, are thought to be the leading candidates for the job.