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Oxford United looking at veteran midfielder for vacant manager’s role

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Reliable journalist Alan Nixon has today tweeted that League One outfit Oxford United are interested in John Eustace to replace Michael Appleton as manager.

Michael Appleton left Oxford earlier this month to join Craig Shakespeare’s coaching staff at Leicester City. The former Blackpool and Blackburn boss guided Oxford to League Two promotion in 2016, and to League One survival last season.

But with Appleton gone, Oxford must look to replace him and are reportedly interested in former Watford and Derby midfielder John Eustace, who is currently manager of non-league side Kidderminster Harriers.

In his first season of management, Eustace guided Kidderminster to a 2nd place finish in the National League North which qualified them for a play-off place, however they lost in the semi finals to Chorley.

The 37 year old retired from playing in 2015, following a two year spell at Derby which saw him help the Rams to the play-off final in the 2013/14 season. Eustace had previously spent 5 years at Watford and has also had spells with various other clubs including Stoke, Middlesbrough and Coventry.

Oxford fans… Would you like to see John Eustace in the dugout at the Kassam Stadium? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!


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