Walsall will be playing their football in League Two next season and are looking for a new manager. Here are five potential candidates for the vacant position-

Keith Hill- He is one of the favourites for the Saddlers job. The 49-year-old is keen on returning to the dugout after he was sacked by Rochdale in March after six years at Spotland in his second spell at the helm there. He has been promoted from the fourth tier twice before so fits the bill for Walsall.

Keith Hill. Photo by Daniel Youngs.

Darrell Clarke- The ex-Bristol Rovers manager has been available since December. He guided the Pirates from the National League to League One during his time as manager there so knows what it takes to get promoted from League Two.

Darrell Clarke. ProSportsImages.co.uk

Martin O’Connor- He was installed as the Saddlers’ caretaker boss after Dean Keates was sacked for the remaining five games of the season. He was unable to keep them in League One but could be an option for the full-time position for the next campaign.

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Stephen Robinson- The current manager of Scottish Premiership side Motherwell is a name that has popped up in regards to the vacant Walsall job. He has previously managed in England with Oldham Athletic.

Shaun Derry- The former Leeds United, Crystal Palace and QPR midfielder is looking to get back into management next season after spending the last campaign as the first-team coach of Oxford United. Derry has managed the likes of Notts County and Cambridge United in the past.


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