The former Sheffield Wednesday manager, Dave Jones, has expressed an interest in the Kilmarnock manager’s job.
Jones left Wednesday in November 2013, 18 months after he led them back to the Championship at Sheffield United’s expense.
He has only managed once since then – an unsuccessful four-month spell at Hartlepool United in 2017.
But speaking to the Scottish Sun following Steve Clarke’s departure to become Scotland boss, Jones said: “Of course I’d be interested in the Kilmarnock job.
“It’s a club that has done well, not just over the last few years, but over many years.
“Over the years it used to be Celtic or Rangers but now you’ve got the likes of Kilmarnock and Aberdeen competing.”
Should Jones take the reins at Rugby Park, he would inherit the son of the current Sheffield Wednesday manager, Steve Bruce, as part of his playing staff.
Alex Bruce signed an 18-month deal with Killie at the start of this year.
Meanwhile, one of the younger Bruce’s defensive colleagues, Stuart Findlay, has been linked with a move to Hillsborough in the summer transfer window.