Former Swindon Town Manager Mark Cooper and Newport County Manager John Sheridan are understood to be the front runners for the vacant managerial position at Notts County, according to The Nottingham Post.

The Magpies sacked Dutchman Ricardo Moniz last week after 8 months in charge at Meadow Lane. Moniz was tasked with gaining promotion back to League 1 at the first time of asking after County were relegated following a late collapse at Gillingham on the final day of last season.

After a poor start to this campaign, Moniz was dismissed with The Magpies in the bottom half of the League 2 table.

Former Swindon Town boss Mark Cooper is currently unemployed after being sacked by The Robins earlier this season. Cooper guided Swindon Town to last season’s League 1 Play Off Final but the club were defeated by Preston North End at Wembley.

The former Peterborough United and Darlington boss was linked with the vacant Manager’s job at Sheffield Wednesday in the summer but The Owls opted to appoint Portuguese Manager Carlos Carvalhal.

Newport Manager John Sheridan is also being linked to the Notts County vacancy. Sheridan has made an excellent start to life at Newport County after succeeding former England captain Terry Butcher at Rodney Parade guiding the club off the bottom of the table and out of the relegation zone. It is understood that Sheridan may favour a move North.

Notts County will no doubt be looking to appoint a new manager before next weekend’s trip to Accrington Stanley.


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