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Oran Kearney misses out on St Mirren job as Alan Stubbs appointed

 

By Adam McKendry

Oran Kearney has missed out on the managerial vacancy at St Mirren, with the Buddies appointing former player Alan Stubbs as their new boss.

Coleraine chief Kearney was interviewed for the role earlier in the week, but once former Hibs manager Stubbs came into the reckoning, he became the favourite.

St Mirren were looking for a boss after Jack Ross, having led the Saints to promotion to the top flight last season, decided to move to Sunderland.

The former Everton and Celtic defender was on the hunt for a new job following his departure from Rotherham United back in October 2016, and has a proven track record in Scotland having won the Scottish Cup in 2016.

Kearney will now return to Coleraine and will focus on their title bid for next season having been pipped to the Gibson Cup by Crusaders last season.

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