Former Iron striker and Assistant Manager Mark Lillis has admitted he would love to return to the club in a coaching capacity if the opportunity arose in the near future.

Enthusiastic Lillis, who was assistant manager at Glanford Park between 1996 and 2000, recently told the Iron Bru podcast he would be open to speaking to the club about the possibility of working alongside caretaker boss Russ Wilcox.

Wilcox was an integral part of the side that won promotion in 1999 under the management of Brian Laws and Mark Lillis and Lillis explained they have always remained in touch.

“I think if they give it to Russ, which I think they should be to be truthful, he will do a good job there. I keep in contact with him. He’s a great guy.”, Lillis said. 

“The club seem to be about bringing youth through so he (Wilcox) could need a mentor in there, or an assistant alongside him that’s got a little bit more experience, who can guide all the coaches and the staff around him.

“If the club wanted me to go in there and work alongside Russ and the staff, I think I’ve got the experience. I lived in Scunthorpe for 17 years. I know what the people want from a manager or an assistant manager.

Lillis added he thought it was time for the club to regroup following a difficult couple of seasons.

“Scunny really need to get together and get that family togetherness again. It’s good to have local people in the community working for the club.

“I’d go back tomorrow!”

The 60 year old, who has stepped in as caretaker manager at Huddersfield on four occasions in the last decade, was most recently assistant manager to John Gregory at Indian Super League side Chennaiyin F.C.

You can listen to the full podcast with Mark below