Bradford City have reportedly held talks with Paul Hurst over the managerial vacancy at the club, with the former Ipswich Town boss seemingly keen on a return to management.
Stuart McCall lost his job at Valley Parade earlier in December, with the Bantams enduring a tough 2020/21 campaign and finding themselves flirting dangerously with the League Two relegation zone heading towards Christmas.
There’s been something of a pick-up in results recently for Bradford, drawing and winning their last two, which has eased pressure. However, they are still waiting for a permanent replacement to come in for McCall.
As per East Anglian Daily Times, Hurst has held talks with Bradford and the 46-year-old is keen to get back into management after a break from the game.
Hurst made a name for himself in the EFL managing Shrewsbury Town, before taking on the Ipswich job in the Championship.
Unfortunately, things didn’t go well for him there and he contributed to their demise.
His most recent spell in the dugout came with Scunthorpe United.
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Bradford’s 1-0 win over Cambridge United at the weekend moved the Bantams onto 17 points in League Two, with four points now separating them and the relegation zone.
Hurst would be a fairly steady option for Bradford, but whoever gets the job needs time.
Obviously Bradford can’t fall into any deeper trouble in terms of relegation, but the clubs needs a fresh start and Hurst could be a good manager to go in and sort things out.
He’s got good experience in the EFL and, at 46, isn’t exactly coming into the category of ‘past it’.
New ideas and a chance to evolve the squad, then this could work.
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