Mark McGhee interested in St Johnstone vacancy

By Brian McLauchlinBBC Scotland
Mark McGhee
McGhee was at Musselburgh to make the Scottish Cup third-round draw

Former Aberdeen manager Mark McGhee has thrown his hat into the ring for the vacancy at St Johnstone.

The 54-year-old revealed his interest to BBC Scotland while in Musselburgh to make the draw for the third round of the Scottish Cup.

"St Johnstone are a fantastic club, who have been left a really good legacy by the outgoing manager," he said.

"I haven't managed to acquire a new job yet, so I am looking and I'm trying. I still feel I have something to offer."

St Johnstone had made Paul Cook their number one target, but talks broke down with the Sligo Rovers manager.

McGhee has been out of management since being sacked by the Dons in December after only 17 wins in 62 matches.

He had joined the Dons following a successful season with Scottish Premier League rivals Motherwell.

The Scotsman had previously managed Reading, Leicester City, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Millwall and Brighton & Hove Albion, but is aware there are several equally well qualified candidates for the McDiarmid Park job.

"John Hughes, Jimmy Calderwood - all these guys who are out of work are equally qualified to take a job like that," he added.

"It will be up to St Johnstone where they go, because they'll have their own ideas about it."