Notts County target former Crawley chief Yates

HITC Sport understands Notts County interested in former Crawley boss for manager's job.

Former Crawley Town boss Mark Yates is in the frame for vacant manager's job at Notts County, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Notts County are searching for a new manager after Mark Cooper left the club following their final day defeat to Carlisle on Saturday.

Cooper took charge at Notts County in March after replacing Jamie Fullarton and he won three and lost five of his 10 matches.

Cooper has already fixed himself up with a new job for next season after agreeing a deal to take over at National League side Forest Green.

Notts County, who were relegated from League One last season, finished in 17th in League Two and are now looking for their seventh new manager in just 14 months.

Ex-Cheltenham boss Yates has emerged as a strong contender for the role at leaving Crawley last month.

Yates took over at Crawley last May signing a two-year deal, but a change of ownership saw the club decide to take a change in direction with former Chelsea and Arsenal youth coach Dermot Drummy replacing Yates.

Notts County are understood to be keen to talk to Yates and they could turn to him to try and transform their fortunes next season.

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