Salford City job

Former Celtic boss Neil Lennon has been linked with the vacant managerial job at Salford City as the club search for their fourth manager in seven months.

Gary Bowyer was appointed manager in March 2021 on a short-term deal, following the sacking of Richie Wellens.

During his three month stint at the club, Bowyer secured 17 points from eight matches and won the Sky Bet League Two Manager of the Month award for April.

Bowyer signed off his last game in charge with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Leyton Orient on Saturday.

However, this was not enough to secure a play-off spot meaning the Ammies will, once again, be kicking off the new season in the fourth tier of English football.

Following the conclusion of last weekend’s fixtures, Bowyer said: “The agreement was until the end of the season and unfortunately today is the end of the season, so I will be with Derby’s under-23s on Monday night at Manchester United.

“It is a mixture of emotions, it is like getting one of those fake lottery tickets.

“You can’t say ‘it was down to that game’, it was over the course of the season and unfortunately, we have just fallen short.

“I think the response from the players in how they have been in their day-to-day work and in games has been fantastic.”

Speculation has already began in regard to the potential new manager, with some big names being thrown into the mix.

Most recently, former Celtic boss Neil Lennon has been linked to the League Two club.

Lennon had great success while at the Scottish Premiership Club, winning three Scottish league championships, two Scottish cups and twice secured qualification to the group stages of the Champions League.

Another name that has been linked to the Salford City job is Alex Neil who was released from Preston North End earlier in the year after almost four years in charge.

One of Neil’s most notable accolades came in 2015 after he secured promotion to the Premier League as manager of Norwich City.

Betting companies have also tipped former Portsmouth manager Kenny Jackett and ex-Manchester United player Roy Keane for the job.

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