Guti among St Mirren managerial candidates set to be interviewed
By Sky Sports News
Last Updated: 04/06/18 7:49pm
Sky Sports News understands former Real Madrid midfielder Guti is among the candidates who will be interviewed for the St Mirren managerial job this week.
Guti, full name is Jose Maria Gutierrez Hernandez, is currently a youth coach at the Bernabeu and has been linked with the top job at Real in the wake of Zinedine Zidane's resignation last week.
The 41-year-old had more than a decade as a Real player, before seeing out his career in Turkey with Besiktas, and he returned to Madrid in 2013 to begin his coaching career.
The Buddies are stepping up their efforts this week to replace Jack Ross, who left the club for Sunderland after securing promotion to the Scottish Premiership, and hope to make an appointment by the start of next week.
Sky Sports News understands former Hearts coach Robbie Neilson has ruled himself out of the running, while Jim McIntyre, previously in charge at Ross County, is among those who will speak to the Paisley club this week.
Former Rangers manager Ally McCoist indicated at the weekend he is keen to speak to the club about the job.
Among the other candidates for the role is Coleraine manager Oran Kearney, who has been given permission by his club to talk to St Mirren - Kearney is the son-in-law of former Kilmarnock manager Kenny Shiels.
Former Scotland international Gary Caldwell will also be interviewed - he was most recently manager of Chesterfield.