Raith Rovers announced on Sunday evening that they had agreed a fee with Dundee United, to let the relegated Premiership side to hold talks with manager Ray McKinnon.
Rovers had rejected an earlier approach from United, but after talks between McKinnon and the Kirkcaldy side’s board following their defeat to Hibernian in the playoffs, United were given approval to open up talks with a view to appointing McKinnon as their new manager.
“We are doing all we feasibly can to retain the services of our manager,” said Raith Rovers chief executive Eric Drysdale. “However, we understand that Ray wants to listen to what Dundee United have to say and we have agreed to allow this.”
McKinnon, who started his playing career at United before returning for a second spell, was appointed Raith manager in May 2015 and guided the side to the play-offs where they ultimately lost 2-1 on aggregate to Hibernian on Saturday.
He will now decide if the United job is an attractive one while United fans will be looking for some good news to end what has been an abysmal season for them.