Ian Hendon in frame for Swindon job

HITC Sport understands Leyton Orient boss Ian Hendon is in the frame for the vacant manager's job at Swindon Town.

Managerless Swindon Town are considering a move for Leyton Orient boss Ian Hendon as they look to find a replacement for Mark Cooper, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Cooper was sacked as Swindon boss last week after more than two years in charge at the County Ground.

Swindon have gone nine games without a win, and dropped into the relegation zone in League One following a midweek defeat to Oldham Athletic.

Chairman Lee Power has taken temporary charge of the side, but is keen to bring in a new man to help steer them clear of trouble.

A number of names have been linked with the vacancy, and HITC Sport understands Hendon has emerged as a contender for the position.

Hendon has impressed at Leyton Orient after taking charge of the club in the summer following their relegation to League Two.

The 43-year-old guided Orient to five straight wins in League Two at the start of the season, and they currently lie in sixth spot in the table.

Former West Ham United coach Hendon has been linked with a move to be reunited with Sam Allardyce at Sunderland, but it is understood he is keen to remain as a manager in his own right.

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