8 out of work British managers who deserve to be back in football

Eddie Howe

Credit: Ardfern

His stock is very high despite Bournemouth’s relegation from the Premier League. He took them from League Two to the Premier League (via Burnley) and played a progressive brand of football.

Another job in the Premier League? Celtic? Who knows. Only time will tell.

Danny Cowley

Credit: Lincolnshire Live

Alongside brother Nicky, his rise in management has been fantastic. He guided Lincoln from Non-League football to League One. Harshly treated by Huddersfield. It is time for the Cowley’s to return.

Graham Alexander

Credit: Salford City Football Club

An experienced manager who left Salford this season having not lost a game this season. He took the club to the EFL for the first time in their history. He has previously managed in League One with Fleetwood and Scunthorpe too. Time for a role in Scottish football?

Tommy Wright

Credit: St Johnstone Football Club

A Scottish Cup winning manager who consistently punched above his weight at St Johnstone with top six finishes and European qualification. I’m stunned he didn’t get a move elsewhere while in Perth. Northern Ireland was the rumoured destination but it didn’t come to fruition.

A club down south should give Tommy an opportunity.

Sol Campbell

Credit: Stefan Schäfer, Lich

Great success at Macclesfield and a rough time at Southend. The Macclesfield job alone makes him highly regarded. He has targeted Championship jobs to no avail so far but has been getting closer according to the media down south. He needs to choose his next club wisely to ensure his stock remains high.

Jim Magilton

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A manager who has worked at both club and international level. A serious candidate for Northern Ireland. Personally, I’d love to see him in Scottish football but teams in England should consider giving him another opportunity as he is a passionate man who has shown in the past that given time he can succeed.

John Hughes

Credit: BBC

Another Scottish cup winning manager on this list. Superb jobs at both Falkirk and Inverness Caledonian Thistle showcase what he is capable of. Critics will argue that relegation at Raith has put off clubs. However, given his overall CV, surely he would be an asset to many within Scottish Football.

Kevin Harper

Credit: Albion Rovers Football Club

Kevin Harper has only had one job in football management so far. In the SPFL with part time Albion Rovers.

The job was successful as he saved the Cliftonhill club from relegation two seasons on the bounce and had ambitions to take them further which he said weren’t matched by the board leading him to leave the club. Surely another job in SPFL league 1 or 2 will be on the horizon soon.

Published by Callum McFadden

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