Former Hibernian manager Alan Stubbs is thought to be in the frame for the managerial vacancy at Sky Bet League Two outfit Port Vale according to the latest odds from English Football League sponsors Sky Bet.

The 45-year-old has been out of work since being sacked by then Sky Bet Championship club Rotherham United 11 months ago.

Port Vale are looking for a new manager after coming to a mutual agreement to end former boss Michael Brown’s tenure at Vale Park following Saturday’s 1-1 draw with fellow strugglers Forest Green Rovers. The Burslem-based club are bottom of the entire English Football League after a poor start to the season.

Former Northampton Town and Gillingham boss Justin Edinburgh is the early favourite for the managerial vacancy at Vale Park according to the latest odds from English Football League sponsors Sky Bet however an interesting name believed to be in the frame for the job is former Hibernian boss Stubbs.

The former Celtic and Everton defender is something of a club legend at Easter Road after guiding Hibernian to their first Scottish Cup win in 114 years in 2015/2016 when they beat Rangers 3-2 at Hampden Park. Stubbs won 58% of his matches in charge of The Hibees before leaving the club to join Rotherham United last summer.

Things didn’t work out for Stubbs at Rotherham United however he has plenty to offer and he deserves another opportunity to impress in the English game. Stubbs is the current fifth favourite for the Port Vale job and would be an interesting choice if appointed.


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