John Askey is 4/1 on SkyBet for a return to the dugout with National League side Wrexham.

The 54-year-old is available after being sacked by League One outfit Shrewsbury Town on 12th November after five wins in 21 games.

Askey only took charge of the Shrews over the summer but was surprising dismissed with the club in 18th place in the league at the time.

Shrewsbury have opted to go for former Hull City, Bolton Wanderers and Wolves right-back Sam Ricketts as his replacement. The 37-year-old left his post at Wrexham to take charge of the third tier side and could be replaced with the man he took over from in an interesting turn of events.

Askey spent his whole playing career with Macclesfield Town and played just under 550 games for the Cheshire side, scoring 118 goals altogether.

He retired from playing in 2003 and immediately took up various coaching roles with the Silkmen before getting the full-time job in June 2013.

Askey had Macclesfield competing at the top end of the National League throughout his tenure at the Moss Rose despite a limited budget. He guided them to the FA Trophy final in 2017 but lost to York City in the final.

He then won the National League title with the Silkmen last season against all odds and got them promoted to the Football League before leaving for Shrewsbury. His next destination could be back in the fifth tier with Wrexham and could Askey get another promotion on his CV?


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