Former Rotherham United boss Alan Stubbs is being linked with a long-awaited return to management with Scottish Championship promotion winners St Mirren.

The Buddies finished as champions of the second tier under former manager Jack Ross who has since left the club to take up a position as manager of Sunderland.

According to the latest odds from English Football League sponsors Sky Bet, former Millers boss Stubbs is the favourite to fill the managerial vacancy at St Mirren and the 46-year-old could be set for a return to management after over 18 months out of the game.

Stubbs started his managerial career with Hibernian and successfully guided the club to a first William Hill Scottish Cup success in 114 years in 2016.

Just days after lifting the famous trophy at Hampden Park, Stubbs left the Easter Road club to join then-Sky Bet Championship side Rotherham United. The former Everton defender tried to implement his own brand of passing football at the AESSEAL New York Stadium but Stubbs lasted less than five months in South Yorkshire after winning just one of his first 14 matches in charge.

St Mirren are thought to be looking to appoint a manager with experience in Scottish football and Stubbs certainly fits that bill, although his stint north of the border did come in the second tier.

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