The Board at Raith Rovers are due to convene today to decide on who the new manager of the Championship club will be with both East Fife boss Gary Naysmith and St Johnstone coach Alex Cleland in the running.

Former Hearts, Everton and Scotland defender Naysmith has managerial experience after being in charge of the Bayview men since December 2013. The 36 year old guided his side to the play-offs this season where they were defeated by Stenhousemuir who have gone on to secure their League 1 status. Cleland, who also played for Everton as well as Dundee United and Rangers, has been the caretaker manager at Livingston and St Johnstone as well as having youth positions at Inverness Caledonian Thistle and the Perth club. The 44 year old is keen to become a first team manager and may get his chance at Stark's Park as the duo were among the five candidates interviewed last week. The Kirkcaldy club are looking for the right person to replace Grant Murray and work alongside Director of Football Maurice Malpas and Laurie Ellis with Malpas believed to be keen on a more hands on roll with coaching than the one he has undertaken since joining the club back in December. The Rovers board are also keen to keep hold of Ellis who was the assistant manager to Murray who was sacked at the end of April and details of who will work alongside them is expected to be announced today.