The Mirror understands that Harry Redknapp has rejected the opportunity to become the new manager of Sky Bet League Two strugglers Notts County. Ten days ago, John Sheridan was dismissed with the club dangerously close to the relegation zone and the club wanted the former Spurs boss to get them out of trouble.

The 69-year-old has been out of football management directly since February 2015 when he left his role at Queens Park Rangers. Last season he had a job as football advisor at Derby County towards the end of the season when Darren Wassall was in charge.

Notts County, who play their football at Meadow Lane, are now owned by Alan Hardy, and he made a fairly ambitious attempt to try and lure Redknapp to the black & white half of Nottingham. The club are no stranger to having high profile managers as former England head coach Sven Goran-Eriksson ranks among their former employees.

Sheridan is now the favourite to become the new manager of Sky Bet League One side Northampton Town with Sky Bet. The same source reports that former Bolton Wanderers and West Ham United midfielder Kevin Nolan is the heavy odds-on favourite to take on the role. He has brief managerial experience in League Two from his time at Leyton Orient.

County are next in action when Steve Evans’ Mansfield Town are the visitors this weekend in a local derby clash. A new manager could be in place for that big game, but one thing is for certain, that man will not be football manager veteran Harry Redknapp.

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