League One club ‘set sights’ on Bristol City manager favourite

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Bristol City’s search for a head coach has now seen a League One club reportedly consider him as their next manager should they pull the plug on their current one.

Derby County have 'set sights' on Bristol City head coach favourite John Eustace, according to reports.

Football Insider is reporting that Eustace is being targeted by the Rams amid doubts over Paul Warne's future. Derby won 4-0 against Northampton Town on Tuesday night, but has come under pressure recently with fan backlash at a recent away match.

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It is reported that Warne's 'long-term future is up in the air' and that potential alternatives are being assessed. Eustace, sacked by Birmingham City last month is 'on the club's radar' and that makes for an interesting development in the Robins’ search for a head coach.

Sky Sports journalist Rob Dorsett said on Sunday that Eustace, along with Gary Rowett and Nathan Jones were their three leading candidates for the role. Club chairman Jon Lansdown confirmed in an interview published on Tuesday that City had a shortlist in mind however that news had only just got out there which could lead to other managers applying.

As for Eustace, it was reported by both Richard Cawley, a journalist for the South London Presss, and Sunday Mirror Sports editor Darren Witcoop that Eustace was 'set to take over' as Bristol City boss.

Bristol Post's reporter James Piercy however played down the reports and said they were 'premature' and even at an 'unlikely' stage. Eustace is the bookies favourite for the post at the moment, but according to the Bristol Post, it’s too early to say right now, and it is ‘increasingly unlikely’ that he is on the club’s shortlist.

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Meanwhile, there is a strong possibility that Nathan Jones could be unveiled as the new manager of Millwall. The BBC report that the former Luton Town and Southampton boss is 'under consideration' for the vacant manager's job. No decision has been made yet but it is reported that he is 'well thought of' amongst Millwall's hierachy and now he looks to be the leading contender for The Den hot seat.

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