RAITH ROVERS remain hopeful that John McGlynn will sign a new contract amid reports that Falkirk want him as their next manager.

McGlynn is out of contract at the Championship side, who missed out on the play offs by two points, and said after Friday’s final league match with Kilmarnock that his future would likely be resolved in the next ‘two or three days’.

Falkirk are said to be on the verge of unveiling the former Hearts and Livingston boss as they look for a permanent successor to Martin Rennie, who made way for interim manager Kenny Miller last month.

Despite being keen to take on the role, Miller admitted at the weekend that he did not expect to be handed the reins for next season.

However, talks between McGlynn and Raith Rovers chairman Steven MacDonald remain ongoing and the Fife outfit are not throwing in the towel in their bid to keep the much-liked 60-year-old at the club.

A Raith spokesperson said: “There is still discussion going on between our chairman and the management team. Nothing has been finalised.”

Speaking about his future after his side wrapped up a tumultuous season on and off the pitch with a 1-1 draw with Kilmarnock on Friday, McGlynn, who is in his second stint at Raith, said: “We’re still negotiating and that’s still to be resolved, and hopefully in the next two or three days that will be the case.”

Rennie stepped aside at Falkirk last month after it was confirmed that the club could no longer reach the League One play-offs.

Former Livingston boss Miller oversaw a victory, defeat and draw in his three games in charge but conceded that he did not expect to be at the Bairns next term.

Miller said: “I would love to be here next season but the truth being told I would probably expect not to be. 

“We’ve had discussions with regards to the role.

"I would love to do it, I believe I could do it. I believe I got a brilliant response from the players in the last three games or so. The kind of feeling is that it’s a no.”