Football journalist Mike McGrath has stated on Twitter that John McGreal is in the frame to become the new Swindon Town manager as the search for a successor to John Sheridan continues.
The former Colchester United boss has been out of work since July 2020 after he departed the Essex club and has been looking for new position in management ever since.
Swindon themselves have been in the market for a new manager after Sheridan stepped down from his position prior to the club’s relegation back to Sky Bet League Two being confirmed.
Now it appears that the Robins are closing in on the man that they believe can take the club forwards into next season, with McGrath making the following statement on social media:
John McGreal in the frame for vacant Swindon job #STFC
— Mike McGrath (@mcgrathmike) May 21, 2021
McGreal’s only other experience of managing at first team level came with the U’s, with his points per match ratio of 1.43 indicating that he still has work to do in order to hone his skills after managing 202 matches with Swindon’s fellow fourth tier club.
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The 48-year-old previously also held roles with the club’s academy and was also assistant manager to Wayne Brown and Richard Hall in the past for a shirt period of time.
This news comes from a seemingly reliable source and as a result, Town’s search for a new manager could well soon come to an end.
McGreal led Colchester to the Carabao Cup quarter finals and the League Two play-off semi finals in the past and could well be the appointment that the Robins need to give them a new lease of life after things turned sour both on and off the pitch this season.
Given that he is out of work, negotiations should be pretty straight forward, however it wouldn’t surprise me if there are still other candidates in the frame.
Swindon never do things the easy way and I think it will be another intriguing campaign for the Wiltshire club once they get Sheridan’s replacement sorted.