Former manager Ray McKinnon could be doing battle with Dundee United in the Championship next season – as boss of Morton.
Word from the west today was the 47-year-old is now the clear front runner to replace ex-Dundee gaffer Jim Duffy at Cappielow.
Duffy was dismissed within days of the ’Ton failing to make the play-offs at the end of the season and they’ve since been interviewing potential replacements.
McKinnon is among them and looks set to be given the nod.
He was dismissed by the Tangerines following a home defeat against Inverness Caley Thistle back in October.
That left them down in fourth place in the division, five points off the top of the table.
By the end of the campaign United were third, 13 points behind champions St Mirren.
McKinnon took some time off following his departure but it’s known he is now keen to get back into management.
He has been considering a number of offers, including some from abroad and the Morton job would be appealing.
United, meanwhile, are continuing their revamp of the club on and off the park by advertising for a head of medicine and sports science.
The holder of the newly created post will be responsible for injury prevention, management and rehabilitation.
They will also be in charge of screening, nutrition and physical development within the playing squad.
The club hope to have the new post filled by the start of the season.
United’s new home kit for the 2018/19 season went on sale at the club shop at Tannadice today.