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3 potential managers who could take the Sixfields hot seat​

Northampton Town yesterday parted company with manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink after just seven months with the club. The ‘Cobblers’ are on a run of nine games without a victory and yesterdays 2-0 defeat to Peterborough United was the final straw for Northampton chairman Kelvin Thomas, who made the decision to part company with the Dutchman just hours after the final whistle at London Road.

First-team coach John Pemberton has left the club, whilst Assistant Manager Dean Austin will take charge of the first team until the end of the season. With that in mind, we take a look at three candidates who could take the managers hot seat at Sixfields in the summer.

Grant McCann – Could irony strike as Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink loses his job after losing to Peterborough and then the former ‘Posh’ manager gets the Northampton Town job?

McCann who was sacked in February from his post with Peterborough is still without a job and is seen as one of the main contenders for the manager’s job at Sixfields. His ‘Posh’ side made a flying start to the League One season after making some quality additions to his playing staff including the likes of Jack Marriott, Danny Lloyd and George Cooper but following a run seven games with a victory, McCann was sacked by the club.

Despite only having Peterborough on his CV as previous managerial experience, McCann could be an ideal candidate if he could get Northampton playing the way he got his Peterborough side playing at the beginning of the season.

Graham Alexander – The former Scunthorpe United manager has only been out of work a matter of days but again is seen as a major contender for the Northampton Town job. After guiding Scunthorpe to the play-off semi-final last season, Alexander was sacked by the ‘Irons’ with the club fifth in League One but without a win in eight.

Having previous managerial experience in English Football’s third tier with Fleetwood Town and also after nearly getting Scunthorpe promoted last campaign, Alexander could be seen as the man to guide the ‘Cobblers’ from a bottom half team to ones competing near the top of the League One table.

Uwe Rosler – After doing a terrific job with Fleetwood Town last season, where he guided the ‘Cod Army’ to the League One playoffs, Rosler couldn’t repeat that feat this season with the Fylde Coast outfit deciding to part company with the German.

Despite not having the best of seasons this time around, Rosler more than showed his credentials last term guiding a club to a much higher position than would have been expected of them before a ball was kicked and could be seen as the perfect fit for Scunthorpe.

As a club with a minimal budget compared to some at League One level, Rosler could be the man to get the very best out of the playing staff already at the club without having to go and spend huge money on bringing in reinforcements.

Northampton Town fans who would you like to see in charge of your club next season? Let us know in the comments section…

3 potential replacements for Grant McCann at London Road

Peterborough United last night parted company with manager Grant McCann. The London Road outfit finds themselves 10th in the League One table, but after a run of seven games without a win, the clubs hierarchy decided to act and remove the Northern Ireland international from his role as manager.

We take a look at three potential candidates that could take the Peterborough United hot seat.

Uwe Rosler – After only losing his job as Fleetwood Town manager last week, Rosler could look for a quick return to football. The German assembled a team last season that managed to reach the League One play-offs but didn’t have the same luck this time around, having left Fleetwood just outside the relegation zone.

Despite not having the best of campaigns this time around with the Fylde coast outfit, Rosler could still be seen as the perfect fit for Peterborough as he is used to working with young players and developing them, something which matches part of the Peterborough philosophy of nurturing non-league talent.

Mark Warburton – A potential outsider for the job and another manager without a club is Mark Warburton. Having previously had spells with Brentford, Rangers and most recently Nottingham Forest, Warburton brings with him experience from managing at a higher level.

Whilst at Brentford he took the ‘Bees’ from League One to the championship winning 17 of his 27 games along the way, showing he knows exactly what is needed to get a club promoted from English footballs third tier.

Danny Cowley – The current Lincoln manager continues to develop and improve the club. Following promotion from the National League last season and a terrific FA Cup run, Cowley has guided the ‘Imps’ to eighth place in the League Two table so far this season.

Cowley could be seen as a potential replacement to Grant McCann due to his success at Lincoln, but I’m sure both the Lincoln board and fans will fight to keep him at Sincil Bank.

Peterborough fans who would you like to see as your next manager? Let us know in the comments….

Why this team will go up automatically with Wolves

The Championship title race is about pretty much as settled as the Premier League title race, with Wolverhampton Wanderers, with great incomings such as Ruben Neves, Diego Jota and Roderick Miranda, have stormed to the top of the tree and look to automatically get promoted sooner rather than later. So it’s up to many clubs now to finish second, and this is the reason why Aston Villa are likely to clinch that spot.

The Birmingham side, hot off winning the Second City Derby 2-0 to climb to second above Derby County, look a completely different team this year as oppose to last year, and even the early part of this campaign, where the Villans won only one out of the first seven.

However, if there’s someone who knows about Championship promotions, it’s Steve Bruce. The former Manchester United hero has been promoted four times as a manager, twice with Hull City and twice with Villa’s arch rivals, Birmingham City. He holds the record for the manager promoted to the English top flight most times.

Villa are also on a massive winning streak at the moment, winning their last seven matches, and all games from now on look winnable for the claret and blues. They did, however, lose in the FA Cup Third Round to Peterborough United, which does mean they have to focus on the bread and butter of the league.

This season has also seen a lot of positive transfers going on at Villa Park, with incomings such as Glenn Whelan, Ahmed Elmohamedy and John Terry all bringing the experience that is needed to push on, as well as youngsters coming in including Axel Tuanzebe and Sam Johnstone.

Some unreal talent has come through the door as well, such as recently Lewis Grabban who was Sunderland’s top scorer this season with 12 goals, and Robert Snodgrass. Without these aforementioned players, there is no chance that Bruce’s men would be anywhere near where they are.

At Aston Villa, they have an amazing squad which is very capable of ripping any Championship team apart. They also have a manager who is hungry for more success and has done this many times before, and that is a recipe for brilliant success and most probably, a Premier League return in the Second City.

The Spireites should look to sign this prolific striker to fire them to safety

Chesterfield have struggled so far this season as they find themselves in 22nd in the League Two table, but back to back victories have given Jack Lester’s side hope of beating the League Two drop.

Leading goalscorer Kristian Dennis has been linked with a move to Bradford City but the club today have confirmed the offer for the striker was rejected. Dennis who has 14 goals for the club is the only striker to have hit double figures so far this season, and with the club embroiled in a relegation battle his goals are going to be crucial to stay up, but the club are also going to need to add to the strikeforce to help take the goalscoring burden off him.

With this in mind, the club should turn their attention to Ricky Miller.

Ricky Miller – The striker only joined Peterborough United in the summer, but the move hasn’t worked out for him. Having scored 40 goals in the National League for Dover Athletic, it shows that he clearly has natural goalscoring ability and could be the perfect fit for Chesterfield to help them stay in the Football League.

As well as being able to play as the central striker, Miller also offers versatility as he can also operate from wide.

Chesterfield fans would you like to see Ricky Miller at your club? Let us know in the comments section…

Notts County should take a chance on this striker to help fire them to promotion

Notts County are having a fantastic season in League Two as they are second and only four points behind league leaders Luton Town. The ‘Magpies’ have won 14 of their 26 league matches and are the third highest scorers on 44 goals.

This goal scoring tally has been helped by Jorge Grant, with the on-loan midfielder finding the back of the net on 13 occasions already, but with speculation over his future with the club, manager Kevin Nolan may have to bring in additional firepower to help maintain the promotion push.

With that in mind, the club should turn to Peterborough United striker Ricky Miller.

Ricky Miller – Having only joined ‘Posh’ in the summer, it appears that the strikers days at the club are numbered with Peterborough Today reporting before Christmas that he was available for transfer.

It is rumoured that there are a lot of clubs interested in the signature of Miller, and although he hasn’t found the back of the net for Peterborough, his goalscoring record for Dover was unbelievable as he found the back of the net 40 times in 41 games on his last season with the club, showing he certainly knows where the back of the net is.

Notts County fans would you like to see your club sign Ricky Miller this month? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section…