Alloa boss Jack Ross keen on new contract despite slipping to relegation



Alloa boss Jack Ross has confirmed he is desperate to pen a new deal with the Wasps and spearhead their promotion push next season.

Ross, 39, was handed his first job in management in December, taking over from Danny Lennon with the part-timers rooted to the foot of the Championship.

The former Hearts and Dumbarton coach was unable to save the club from relegation, however his side have turned in some heartening displays, most notably Saturday’s 1-0 win over Hibs.

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Ross, right, is keen to remain in charge at the Indodrill Stadium

Ross initially signed a contract until the end of the current campaign, but he is already targeting a tilt at the League One title after insisting he is loving life in Clackmannanshire.

It is understood the Alloa hierarchy, lead by chairman Mike Mulranney, are also keen to hold onto Ross.

He said: “I said when I took this job that it was a great opportunity and a terrific chance to learn, and it has been that. I’ve loved every minute of it. I certainly would like to carry on.

“We want to build on the positive things we have done because, although the results haven’t always come, the response from the players has been excellent.

“People might think it wouldn’t be the case because we were relegated, but I’ve really enjoyed the challenge and everything which goes with being a manager in my own right.

“Alloa is a good fit and there’s no question on my side that I want to stay.

“I appreciate the opportunity I have. It’s a great club, with wonderful people and I get on very well with the chairman. I’ll have a discussion [with Mulranney] in future and I’m sure everything will be clarified.”