Raith Rovers FC is delighted to announce the appointment of Ray McKinnon as our new manager. Ray (44) joins us from League 1 side Brechin City, whom he led to promotion play offs twice, earning himself a reputation along the way for his team playing attractive attacking football.
The former Dundee United, Nottingham Forest, Aberdeen, Luton, Livingston, Raith Rovers and Montrose star began his managerial career in 2006 at Dundee-based junior side Lochee United where he enjoyed success winning the East Region Super League Championship and progressing three rounds in the Scottish Cup. From there, Ray became a Technical Development Officer with the Scottish FA Coaching Department where he led the Elite Youth A Licence course and developed a wide network of contacts within the game, before being lured back into management with the Glebe Park side in October 2012.
Ray joins us on a 2-year contract, and will immediately take over the task of assembling the rest of the squad for next season ahead of pre season training which, remarkably, will begin in just 4 weeks’ time!
With Chairman Alan Young currently abroad, Chief Executive Eric Drysdale welcomed Ray’s appointment commenting, “As promised, the board has taken great care in its search for someone to replace Grant Murray. We spoke in detail to four of the very best candidates from a very long list of applicants. Only one, Ray, was formally offered the job and we are very pleased that he has accepted. Ray ticks all the boxes for us, and we are confident that he can take the club forward from here.”