AFC Telford: Southport boss Liam Watson top of Bucks' wanted list

Liam Watson

Liam Watson has emerged as frontrunner for managerless AFC Telford following his end-of-season exit from Southport, reports BBC Radio Shropshire.

Watson announced last week that Saturday's 3-1 home defeat by Luton Town, would be his last in charge of the Sandgrounders.

The 42-year-old Liverpudlian has since been away for a short break in the sun, but is expected back on Wednesday.

Telford have had John Psaras in charge since Graham Hyde quit on 11 March.

However, the appointment of first-team coach Psaras as interim manager was only until the end of the season.

After adding his name to a long list of candidates who have applied for the job, has been interviewed twice.

But Watson, who has several future options open to him, is understood to be the board's first choice. And the claims of caretaker boss Psaras and Nuneaton manager Kevin Wilkin, who kept his side in the Blue Square Bet Premier by a seven-point margin in the end, should not be dismissed either.

Telford suffered a nightmare season in their second campaign back in the Conference top flight, being relegated back to the Blue Square Bet North on Easter Saturday.

They also broke a Conference record of 30 league games without a victory in the six months between their 4-1 win at Dartford in early October and the 3-1 victory that relegated Ebbsfleet on the penultimate Saturday of the season.

Psaras was their fourth man in charge since Christmas.

After Andy Sinton was sacked in January, Mark Cooper took over for just a month before heading off to become number two to Kevin MacDonald at Swindon Town and Hyde, the next man in, resigned just 10 days later.

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