Former Bristol Rovers coach Chris Hargreaves to be named new Yeovil Town boss - not ex-Bristol City man

Glovers to announce that the ex-Gas U21s boss is to take over at Huish Park this week.

<p>Former Bristol Rovers assistant manager Chris Hargreaves.</p>

Former Bristol Rovers assistant manager Chris Hargreaves.

Former Bristol Rovers U21s boss and assistant manager Chris Hargreaves is being appointed as the new manager at Yeovil Town.

The National League outfit have confirmed that they will name a successor to interim manager Charlie Lee, who took over from former boss Darren Sarll, in the coming days.

Hargreaves left Rovers in February of this year by mutual consent, after some six years at the Mem, after he was appointed in September 2016 to look after the next generation of Gas talents.

The former Torquay United boss is often seen on TV as part of BT Sport’s Non-League coverage and is now set to take the reins in Somerset, with an announcement due this week.

Yeovil Town confirmed on Friday that Lee would not be in charge going forward.

The club stated that: ‘Charlie departs following the appointment of a new manager and his decision to not continue as part of our coaching staff.

‘All at Yeovil Town would like to thank Charlie for his efforts and commitment during his spell as both assistant manager and interim manager.’

The Glovers also confirmed that a new manager would be announced during this week with a press conference to follow.

Josh Staunton took charge of Sunday’s final National League fixture against Altrincham, assisted by club captain Luke Wilkinson and lead sport scientist Scott Wickens.

Hargreaves’ work at Bristol Rovers is well regarded and the Gas have seen several young players advance to their senior side recently, including Alfie Kilgour and Luca Hoole.

And 50-year-old, former striker Hargreaves is believed to have beaten a lot of competition to the post.

Rumours on social media and via a Yeovil Town fans site on Friday claimed that former Bristol City assistant head coach Jamie McAllister was in strong contention for the job.

That has proven to not be the case, but McAllister may yet be on the move as former Robins head coach Lee Johnson is in contention for the vacant Hibernian post and if he is successful then he is expected to be reunited with his former assistant at Ashton Gate and Sunderland.