Terry Butcher in the frame to be Newport County manager

Terry Butcher
Terry Butcher has previously managed Coventry, Sunderland, Motherwell, Brentford, Sydney, Inverness Caledonian Thistle and Hibernian

Former England captain Terry Butcher is understood to be in the frame to be Newport County's next manager.

Jimmy Dack has been caretaker boss since Justin Edinburgh left for Gillingham in February.

County have started to talk to potential successors with Butcher believed to be in the running.

Former Mansfield boss Paul Cox, ex-Cheltenham manager Mark Yates and ex-England striker James Beattie are also under consideration.

Butcher's managerial CV includes spells with Coventry, Sunderland, Motherwell, Brentford, Sydney, Inverness Caledonian Thistle and Hibernian.

The former Ipswich Town and Rangers defender has been out of work since being sacked as manager of Hibs in June 2014 following their relegation from the Scottish Premier Division.

The Exiles appear to be set for a third season in League Two after being promoted from the Conference Premier in 2013.

Their 2-0 away win over York left Newport three points outside the play-off places with one game remaining - however, their inferior goal difference means they are unlikely to overtake seventh-placed Plymouth.

Terry Butcher
Terry Butcher famously played on despite cutting his head for England against Sweden in September 1989

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