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Big update emerges on Salford’s search for new manager

A big update emerges on Salford’s search for a new manager with Paul Scholes still set to be in charge ahead of Tuesday’s league fixture.

Reliable journalist Alan Nixon reveals that the Ammies want a manager of a newly promoted club. Still, it’s an ambitious target, and it could be tough to get a deal over the line.

Other surprise names have been listed as favourites for the manager’s job at the League Two club, according to popular bookmakers Sky Bet.

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It was a few weeks ago when those at the top of the Salford decided to sack boss Graham Alexander, who had got them promoted from the National League, an 11th place finish in the fourth tier of English football (based on PPG), then had an unbeaten start to the 2020/21 season, before being axed.

It shocked plenty on social media, and then former Manchester United player turned ex-Oldham boss Paul Scholes was placed as interim manager, then went on to lose the club’s unbeaten start to Port Vale, before winning 3-0 against Southend, drawing against Crawley and winning 2-0 against Oldham.

Fast forward to today, Alan Nixon has tweeted: “Salford. Interest in Richie Wellens at Swindon has now moved up a level. I want to speak to him this week. Wellens due to be in charge of Swindon tomorrow. But expect an official approach and chat by the weekend.

Swindon. Official approach made by Salford for Richie Wellens. Turned down by the club. However, clearly not the end of it. There’s a compo figure that has to be met. However, Wellens is deffo first choice.

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Paul Cook was one of the favourites for the job. However, odds have fallen to 22/1 on him getting the job at the Peninsula Stadium. Since the summer, he’s been out of work, having departed from Wigan Athletic, who are in administration.

In August 2020, the Latic’s relegation to League One was confirmed due to the points deduction on the final day, despite a cracking run of form, subsequently saw the resignation of the manager.

Cook has previously managed Portsmouth, Chesterfield, Accrington, Sligo, and Southport – winning the League One title with Wigan in 2017/18, the League Two title with Pompey in 2016/17, and with Chesterfield in 2013/14.

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Richie Wellens – 1/5
Warren Joyce – 3/1
Paul Cook- 22/1
Paul Scholes – 25/1
Roy Keane – 28/1
Daniel Stendel – 33/1
Danny Cowley – 33/1
Michael Appleton – 33/1
Matt Taylor – 40/1
Steve Evans – 40/1

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Graham Alexander’s statement, made via the League Managers Association, read as follows:

“In our one full season, we became the only team to be promoted at the first attempt into the Football League with a record win for a final on that momentous day at Wembley, a day I will never forget,” he wrote.

“Since mid-January, we made changes to the squad to improve our chances of another promotion. Since then, the 15 games we’ve played in League Two have seen us win the second-most points, with the second-best defence, have the least defeats, whilst also being the highest scorers.

“In our last nine league games, five wins and three draws gave us an average of two points per game, which we know gives you a title winning total over a season. It has been a great effort from everyone at the club.

“I am disappointed we have left after only five league games this season, without having the chance to continue that form with a squad that’s still in its infancy as a group. But we move on, satisfied that we’ve left the club with a brilliant set of players and staff that will go onto achieve the success that everyone craves.”

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