According to HITC Sport, Bradford City are considering Richie Wellens for the managerial vacancy at Valley Parade following Stuart McCall’s sacking.
Bradford find themselves on a miserable run of form in Sky Bet League One, with the Bantams seeing their automatic promotion hopes dashed following a five-match losing streak in the league.
McCall departed this morning, with it emerging that Wellens is on Bradford’s radar to replace him, coincidently after his Oldham Athletic side handed the Bantams the defeat that cost McCall his job.
Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to Oldham was the final straw for Bradford’s senior figures, with Wellens a man they are keen to get to Valley Parade.
Wellens is enjoying a good first spell in management, with the 37-year-old making a solid impression at Oldham, who when he was appointed, were in deep relegation trouble.
Despite Wellens’ impact, Oldham are still in the relegation zone, but are just a point adrift of safety and looking up the league following Saturday’s triumph over Bradford.
Whilst Oldham and Wellens are in the League One relegation scrap, Bradford find themselves still in the play-off mix despite a poor run of form.
The Bantams sit sixth, two points ahead of seventh placed Charlton Athletic.
Wellens is doing a good job with Oldham, but stepping up to Bradford and a promotion push would be a big ask for the 37-year-old.
Bradford are desperate to fight for a Championship return, and there would be serious pressure on Wellens to deliver that if he went to Valley Parade.
McCall has failed to live up to the hype surrounding this season, and a more experienced manager to replace him could be the route Bradford opt to take.
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