St Mirren appoint Alan Stubbs as manager on three-year deal
By Shona Duthie
Last Updated: 08/06/18 12:38pm
Alan Stubbs has been named as the new St Mirren boss on a three-year contract.
The former Hibernian boss has been out of work since his five-month stint at Rotherham came to an end in October 2016.
Stubbs ended a 114-year wait for a Scottish Cup at the Edinburgh based club during the 2015/16 season having won 3-2 over Rangers at Hampden Park.
"I'm delighted to be appointed the new manager of St Mirren. I'm really excited by the challenge ahead and look forward to building on the good work that's been done here already," Stubbs told the club website.
"Now the hard work starts to get the squad ready for an exciting season ahead."
St Mirren, following their return to the Premiership after three years, have been searching for a new manager since Jack Ross agreed to move to Sunderland.
A number of candidates were in the frame for the job, including Patrick Kluivert and Guti, but Saints chairman Gordan Scott decided Stubbs is the man he wants to take his newly-promoted side forward.
St Mirren chief executive Tony Fitzpatrick said: "We'd like to thank all who applied for the role as St Mirren manager. There was a number of good applicants for the role but we felt Alan was the outstanding candidate.
"I look forward to working with him over the coming weeks and months as we gear up for the Premiership."