Five potential candidates to replace David Flitcroft at Swindon Town
The managerial merry-go-round in League Two has ramped up a gear as Swindon Town find themselves looking for a new manager after David Flitcroft left them to join promotion rivals Mansfield Town, who in turn lost their manager Steve Evans to League One side Peterborough United
This has left them without a boss at an important stage of the season. They are currently in the Play-Off positions meaning that this is a desirable job for many unemployed managers out there. There is a good chance that the Robins could get promoted to League One by the end of the campaign.
Here are five managers who could help them do this:
He is many bookies' favourite for this role having previously been promoted from League Two before. He guided Southend United to League One after winning the Play-Offs in 2015. If Swindon want someone who has done it before then Brown could be their man. He has also had Play-Off success in the past with Hull City. He took the Tigers to the Premier League for the first time in their history in 2008 courtesy of a 1-0 win against Bristol City at Wembley. He is now out of a job after being sacked by League One Southend United after a tough start to the season. Could Swindon be his route back into football?
The 36-year-old midfielder has been placed in temporary charge of the Robins. You never know, if he impresses in his game(s) in charge, then he could be handed the role on a full-time basis. However, he has never been a manager before and Swindon may want to opt for experience to help with their push for promotion. The former Luton Town, Burnley and Northampton Town star only joined Swindon in the summer and already finds himself in unknown territory. He had the ability to score some incredible goals in his career but does he have what it takes to be a manager?
Not to be confused with the current bad guy in Coronation Street, the Irish boss is another man who has been linked with the vacant post. The 48-year-old is currently the Director of football of Waterford in the Republic of Ireland but his name has been mentioned in the frame for the Swindon job. He has previously managed the likes of Shelbourne, Derry City and the Republic of Ireland U23s. He has been very successful in Ireland and has won many trophies and titles over there, but would he have what it takes to lead Swindon Town into the third tier?.
He has recently been sacked by League One side Fleetwood Town and that was a harsh decision. The German boss would be a great appointment by Swindon but he will be hard to get. The former Brentford, Wigan Athletic, Leeds and Fleetwood boss will be back in the game before no time. He did a good job with the Cod Army under difficult circumstances and a restricted budget so he does deserve another chance. There are doubts as to whether he would be prepared to drop into League Two.
The experienced manager is an outsider for the Swindon job. He has recently left Scottish side Ross County and wants to get back into the game as soon as possible. He has managed in the Premier League before and knows what it takes to gain promotion. He is an experienced manager who has been around the block, but out of the five names mentioned, he is the least likely to get the job in my opinion.