Alex Neil is keen to return to management six months on from his departure from Preston North End. 

The Scotsman is eager to get back into the dugout, as reported in The Sun on Sunday (19.09.21, pg. 61).

Neil, who is 40-years-old, was at Blackburn Rovers’ clash against Hull City last week.

He was then spotted at Nottingham Forest against Middlesbrough the night after.

Neil is based in the North-West and wants to sink his teeth into a new challenge.

Early managerial career

The former Barnsley and Mansfield Town midfielder started his managerial career at Hamilton Academical.

He did an impressive job with the Scottish side and won 54.5% of games in charge there before landing the Norwich City job.

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Norwich spell

Neil was a bit of an unknown quantity when he rocked up at Carrow Road in 2015 but guided the Canaries to promotion to the Premier League during his first season.

He spent just over two years with the East Anglian club but they were relegated from the top flight under his guidance.

Preston stint

Neil stayed with Norwich back in the Championship but was sacked in March 2017.

Preston then came calling after a four-month break and he spent four years with the Lancashire side.

He oversaw 191 games in charge of the Lilywhites, winning 72, drawing 48 and losing 71.

They parted company in March this year but Neil is now keen to get back into the dugout.