Aberdeen legend Miller promotes Stark for manager’s post

Former Aberdeen striker Joe Miller believes the Dons should appoint Billy Stark as their new manager.

Former Aberdeen striker Joe Miller believes the Dons should appoint Billy Stark as their new manager.

Stark has emerged as one of the frontrunners to replace the sacked Mark McGhee after taking Scotland Under-21s to the European Championship play-offs.

Unemployed former SPL managers John Hughes and Gus MacPherson plus ex-Aberdeen striker Eoin Jess are among those to have expressed an interest in the post.

But Miller believes his former Aberdeen and Celtic team-mate Stark is the best man for the job.

He told BBC Scotland: "Billy's stock is very high because he's done ever so well with the Under-21s and could be an ideal candidate.

"He knows the youth players and the lower division players that are around, and working with the under-21s he would be an ideal candidate."

Miller does not feel he has enough experience for the job but he put himself forward as an assistant.

"If the opportunity came along to go in as an assistant, that would be fantastic," the 43-year-old said.

"I know Billy very well and if the opportunity for me to do that came along then I'd love it.

"I spent the best part of 12 years up there, in two spells. I've got a good affiliation with the club and I'd love to go back and help them to try to turn things around.

"With what I've done in my coaching career, I think I've got something to offer."

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