The managerial vacancy at Scunthorpe United is likely to attract plenty of high quality applicants with a number of experienced names already being linked with the job, according to reports by the Scunthorpe Telegraph.

Scunthorpe United Manager Mark Robins was sacked after 15 months in charge at Glanford Park as a consequence of Saturday’s heavy 5-0 defeat at struggling Blackpool.

With the Iron now lying just six points above the League 1 relegation zone, the Board now face an important decision on who to employ as next Manager to ensure that the club do not slide into relegation trouble.

Steve Cotterill, Mark Cooper, Chris Powell and Paul Tisdale have all been highlighted as potential replacements for Robins with Cotterill the current hot favourite for the job.

Former Bristol City Manager Cotterill was sacked by The Robins last week following a poor run of results. If appointed he could bring a wealth of League 1 experience to Glanford Park having won the division last season with City.

Mark Cooper was also successful as a League 1 Manager last season having guided Swindon Town to the Play Off Final where they were defeated by Preston North End while former Huddersfield Town boss Chris Powell was a League 1 title winner as Charlton Athletic Manager in the 2011/2012 season.

Exeter City Manager Paul Tisdale is likely to be a less likely candidate for the post as he has an excellent working relationship with the Board at St James’ Park. Tisdale is understood to be settled in the South West and is unlikely to favour a move North.

Andy Dawson and Nick Daws are currently in temporary charge of The Iron.

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