Raith Rovers boss and assistant agree new deal to stay at Stark's Park

John McGlynn and Paul Smith at Raith Rovers' Stark's Park

Raith Rovers manager John McGlynn and assistant Paul Smith will be staying at Stark's Park for the next two seasons.

It's after the pair agreed a new deal with the club, which will take them to the end of the 2021-22 season.

McGlynn and Smith led the team to promotion from League One earlier this year, after the season ended early due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Meanwhile, the Raith boss returned to work on a part-time basis yesterday and will soon be joined by his assistant.

It comes amid uncertainty over the club's promotion, because of Hearts and Partick Thistle's ongoing legal case with the SPFL after both of those teams were relegated from the Premiership and Championship respectively.

John McGlynn said: "I am delighted to sign a new contract which keeps us at Stark’s Park until the summer of 2022.

"I have thoroughly enjoyed my second term at the club and look forward to working with the players in the SPFL Championship.

"I’d like to thank everyone for their support and for backing the club financially.

"Hopefully we will get the chance to celebrate the league win when we can all be back at Stark’s Park."

Raith Rovers Chairman Bill Clark said: "On behalf of the Board, I am very pleased that John and Paul have signed contract extensions for the next two seasons.

"Following on from their successful season winning promotion from SPFL League 1 we are confident that they will assemble a squad of players capable of competing in the SPFL Championship next season.

"We hope that we will, at least, consolidate our position in that league and be able to take Raith Rovers FC on to greater things in the future.

"I am sure I speak for all our supporters in wishing John and Paul every success in meeting the challenges which lie ahead."

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