League 1 managers likes of Birmingham and Sunderland should look at

Harry Redknapp, Manager of Birmingham City during the Carabao Cup Second Round match between Birmingham City and AFC Bournemouth at St Andrews Stadium on August 22, 2017 in Birmingham,...

Birmingham need a new manager and Sunderland may be looking for one soon - would any of these League One bosses fit the bill?

Harry Redknapp, Manager of Birmingham City during the Carabao Cup Second Round match between Birmingham City and AFC Bournemouth at St Andrews Stadium on August 22, 2017 in Birmingham,...Harry Redknapp during the Carabao Cup Second Round match between Birmingham City and AFC Bournemouth.

The Championship is a tough league to manage in, has Harry Redknapp found out to his detriment this season as he became the first boss to be sacked in the division when Birmingham City relieved him of his duties.

Sunderland manager Simon Grayson, who was appointed this summer following the club's relegation from the Premier League, admitted to the Chronicle he was also feeling the pressure after his side's 5-2 defeat to Ipswich Town on Tuesday (September 26) left them in the drop zone with six points from ten games.

Birmingham are yet to appoint a permanent successor to Redknapp, while if Grayson were to leave the Black Cats, should the sides be taking a closer look at these impressive coaches from League One?

Darren Ferguson, manager of Doncaster Rovers shows appreciation to the fans during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Arsenal and Doncaster Rovers at Emirates Stadium on September...Darren Ferguson, manager of Doncaster Rovers, shows appreciation to the fans during the Carabao Cup Third Round match against Arsenal.

Darren Ferguson

Probably found it difficult when he first moved into management at Peterborough United in 2007 to get out of the shadow of his father, Manchester United legend Sir Alex, but his own performances soon put an end to that.

Ferguson secured back-to-back promotion with the Posh to take them to the second tier in 2009 and two years later he brought them back into the league during a second spell via the playoffs. Now at Doncaster Rovers the 45-year-old lead them to promotion from League Two in 2016/17 and continues to impress.

Shrewsbury Town manager Paul Hurst looks on during the Sky Bet League One match between Shrewsbury Town and Northampton Town at New Meadow on August 5, 2017 in Shrewsbury, England.Shrewsbury Town manager Paul Hurst looks on during the Sky Bet League One match against Northampton Town.

Paul Hurst

One of the big stories of this campaign so far is Shrewsbury Town and the fact they currently top League One and remain the only unbeaten side in the EFL.

This is made all the more impressive by virtue of the fact they looked certain for the drop last term, before Hurst - who had recently taken Grimsby Town out of non-league - came in and turned things around. Under the guidance of the 43-year-old they are en route to the Championship despite being favourites for relegation at the start of 2017/18.

Uwe Rosler

Following a varied playing career probably best known to fans in England for his four years spent at Manchester City, Rosler has had a chance in the second tier before with Wigan Athletic and Leeds United.

At Wigan in particular he did well, reaching the playoffs and FA Cup semi-finals before being - unfairly in many people's' eyes - sacked in 2014. Now at Fleetwood Town he defied the odds to achieve a fourth place finish last term playing a slick passing game and the Trawlermen are doing well again this season.

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