St Mirren confirm approach from Aberdeen to speak to Jim Goodwin

The Pittodrie club are considering the Buddies' boss as Stephen Glass' replacement.

St Mirren confirm approach from Aberdeen to speak to Jim Goodwin SNS Group

St Mirren have allowed Jim Goodwin to speak to Aberdeen FC about the managerial vacancy at Pittodrie.

The Dons are looking for a replacement for Stephen Glass, who was sacked after a poor run of results that saw the club in the bottom half of the Premiership and out of both cup competitions.

Aberdeen’s hierarchy want to talk to Goodwin after he impressed at St Mirren since joining from Alloa in 2019.

A statement from St Mirren confirmed that Goodwin was keen to speak to Aberdeen and had been given clearance to hold discussions.

It read: “St Mirren Football Club can confirm that we have been approached by Aberdeen FC to speak to manager Jim Goodwin in relation to their managerial vacancy.

“This is an opportunity that Jim wishes to explore and the club has granted the manager permission to speak to Aberdeen regarding this position.

“We hope for a swift resolution to this matter.”

Goodwin spent five years of his playing career at St Mirren and returned to the club as successor to Oran Kearney three years ago. He currently has the club in sixth position in the Premiership and in the quarter finals of the Scottish Cup.