'Elvis' set for Fleetwood job

Fleetwood Town

HITC Sport understands Fleetwood Town are poised to name Steven Pressley as their new manager.

Former Coventry City boss Steven Pressley is close to being appointed as the new manager of Fleetwood Town, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Fleetwood are searching for a new manager after Graham Alexander was sacked last week following three years in charge at Highbury.

Alexander guided Fleetwood to promotion to League One in the 2013/14 season, but the side have struggled this season and currently find themselves second from bottom of the table after winning just two of their opening 11 games.

Chris Lucketti has been placed in temporary charge at Fleetwood and took control for Saturday's defeat to Scunthorpe, but it looks like Fleetwood are set to make a swift appointment to replace Alexander.

A number of names have been linked with the vacancy at Fleetwood, but Pressley has emerged as the clear front-runner.

Highly-rated coach Pressley was sacked by Coventry City in February after 100 games in charge of the Sky Blues.

The former Scotland international ruled himself out of the running for the vacant Dundee United manager's job as he wanted to find another job in England and it seems he has found that at Fleetwood.

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