AFC Wimbledon are still searching for a new manager to replace Neal Ardley. Here is an updated five potential candidates for the vacant position-

Russell Slade- The experienced boss has recently emerged as a frontrunner for the job. He has previously managed Yeovil Town, Brighton and Hove Albion, Leyton Orient, Cardiff City, Charlton Athletic, Coventry City and Grimsby Town.

Kevin Nolan- He has been in the hunt for a new job since being sacked by Notts County at the end of August. The 36-year-old, who has also previously managed Leyton Orient, guided the Magpies to the League Two Play-Offs last season.

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Then Notts County manager Kevin Nolan during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Notts County and Nottingham Forest at Meadow Lane, Nottingham, England on 19 July 2017. Photo by Jon Hobley.

Wally Downes- The 57-year-old is another in the frame. He played over 200 games for Wimbledon as a player and was part of the ‘Crazy Gang’. Downes has since held coaching roles at Crystal Palace, Reading, Southampton, West Ham United and Indian side Jamshedpur.

Marc Bircham- The former Millwall. QPR and Yeovil Town midfielder is a contender. Since retiring from playing in 2009, Bircham has held various posts at QPR, Millwall, Chicago Fire and Arizona United. He has never been a manager before.

Simon Bassey- He is currently in caretaker charge of the Wombles and they ended a run of nine straight defeats with a 2-1 home win over Southend United on Saturday with him at the helm. Could he now be in the running for the full-time position?


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