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Raith Rovers confirm appointment of Ian Murray as new manager

He joins the Kirkcaldy side on a two-year-deal where he will replace John McGlynn.

Raith Rovers confirm appointment of former Airdrie boss Ian Murray as new manager SNS Group
Ian Murray: Former Scotland player joins Raith Rovers.

Raith Rovers have confirmed the appointment of Ian Murray as their new manager.

The former Hibernian and Rangers player leaves League One side Airdrie after losing out in the Championship play-offs to Queens Park.

He joins the Kirkcaldy side on a two-year-deal where he will replace John McGlynn who left the role at the end of last season.

Murray, who was capped six times for Scotland during his playing career, has also managed Dumbarton and St Mirren.

Despite finishing second in League One last season with Airdrie he was unable to gain promotion to the Championship after a 3-2 aggregate defeat to Queens Park earlier this month.

The club confirmed the appointment on Tuesday.

A statement released through their official website and social media pages said: “The board were all in agreement that Ian proved himself as the outstanding candidate in an extremely strong pool of interviewees for the role.”

And chairman Steven MacDonald said: “I am delighted to welcome Ian Murray to Raith Rovers as first team manager.

“Ian is a creative hardworking ambitious manager, with an ability and foresight to make changes at the appropriate time.

“Coupled with his determination to win, i feel we have made a great appointment and look forward to Ian bringing success to Raith Rovers”.

Raith finished fifth in the Championship during a season that was overshadowed by the controversial signing of David Goodwillie in January.