STEVIE DOCHERTY insists he’s in no hurry to leave Pollok despite being the front runner for the manager’s post at Bathgate.
The former Airdrie midfielder is part of the Newlandsfield coaching staff and is set to hold talks with the East Region side next weekend.
Despite the lure of taking charge at Creamery Park, Docherty is adamant there’s no urgency for a change of scene in his coaching career.
He said: “It’s flattering to be mentioned as someone Bathgate may be looking at as their next boss but I honestly have nothing to report on that.
“I believe they will be holding talks with a shortlist of applicants next week and that’s where we are at the moment but it’s obviously an honour to be linked with such a big club.
“However, I’m already at a huge club and Pollok mean a great deal to me and it’s far from certain I’d want to move on at this stage in my career.
“The Pollok manager John Richardson has been fantastic with me since he arrived and he spends hours talking about the game with me so I have so much to learn from him.
“It wouldn’t do me any harm if I was to take a year just working under John at Pollok and picking up as much as I can before I make a step on my own.
“Being the manager of a club like Bathgate is something that appeals to me but whether that will be in the long-term remains to be seen.”