Dundee United have made an official approach for Raith Rovers boss Ray McKinnon,
The much-anticipated move for the 45-year-old former United star was announced by the Tannadice club tonight.
It followed Raith’s aggregate defeat by Hibs in the play-offs today.
A United statement read: “Dundee United have made an official approach to Raith Rovers to seek permission to speak to their manager Ray McKinnon about the vacant managerial position at Tannadice Park.”
As the Tele revealed this week, McKinnon is keen to replace Mixu Paatelainen at United as they bid to return to the top flight at the first attempt.
McKinnon played for United between 1990 and 1992 and returned to the club in 1995, after spells with Aberdeen and Nottingham Forest – where he played under Brian Clough.
He later became manager of Brechin City and moved to Raith last year, guiding the Kirkcaldy club to this year’s playoffs.
It appears that United have a bit of work to do to get their man, with reports tonight that Raith have refused the Tannadice club permission to speak to their manager because their compensation expectations were not met.
More talks are expected tomorrow.
Ray McKinnon now 1/6 to be the next manager of Dundee Utd after the club admit making an approach to Raith Rovers
— McBookie (@McBookie) May 7, 2016