MORTON legend Janne Lindberg says his ‘heart lies at Cappielow’ and is interested in speaking to Ton chiefs about a role with the club.

The former Finland international is currently the sports director at VPS juniors, with the senior team competing in the country’s top league. Morton are without a manager after fellow Finn Jonatan Johansson left the club on Saturday before their game against Dundee United

Ton chairman Crawford Rae issued a statement on Monday saying their search for a new boss was under way.

He said: “I am pleased to say that our search for a new management team is continuing apace. In fact, by full-time on Saturday we had already received six applications.

“We hope to be in a position to make an announcement about the appointment of a new management team in the coming weeks.”

And Lindberg has thrown his hat in the ring for the job, saying he would like to work with the club again, either as a manager or in another role if they want him to return.

The former Ton midfielder, who made 88 appearances over three years during between 1994 and 1997, is regarded as one of Morton’s best players in recent memory and helped the team achieve promotion to the First Division in his first season with the club back in 1995.

Lindberg has previous managerial experience at VPS, MyPa and Sudet in Finland and was also the assistant coach for the Finnish under-21 national team from 2013-17 and holds a UEFA Pro Licence.

He told the Tele: “It would be nice to work with the club.
“I don’t know what’s going on there at the moment but I really hope that everything gets sorted out.

“I am interested in working with the club in some role, my heart is there.”

Former Ton midfielder David Hopkin has also been touted as one of the front runners for the job.