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Stubbs in frame for MK Dons job

Hibernian Manager Alan Stubbs lifts the cup during the Scottish Cup Final between Rangers and Hibernian at Hampden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland.

HITC Sport understands former Hibs boss in frame for MK Dons job.

Alan Stubbs the manager of Rotherham United looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Blackburn Rovers and Rotherham United at Ewood Park on September 17, 2016 in Blackburn,...

Former Hibernian and Rotherham United boss Alan Stubbs is a contender for the vacant manager's job at MK Dons, HITC Sport understands.

MK Dons are searching for a new manager following the sacking of Robbie Neilson just hours after Saturday's defeat to Northampton.

Hibernian Manager Alan Stubbs lifts the cup during the Scottish Cup Final between Rangers and Hibernian at Hampden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland.

The defeat sent MK Dons into the relegation zone in League One with Neilson paying the price after a run of just one win in 11 league games.

MK Dons are now drawing up a shortlist of candidates who they feel can steer them to safety in League One and Stubbs is thought to figure highly on their wanted lists.

Hibernian Manager Alan Stubbs lifts the cup during the Scottish Cup Final between Rangers and Hibernian at Hampden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Former Everton and Bolton defender Stubbs has been out of work since leaving Rotherham in October 2016 after just 14 games in charge.

Stubbs began his career in coaching by working with Everton before taking charge at Hibernian in 2014 and he created history at the Edinburgh club when he guided them to their first Scottish Cup win in 114 years in 2016 when they beat Rangers 3-2 at Hampden Park.

The 46-year-old has turned down several other jobs since leaving Rotherham, but he is now ready to get back into the management and the job at MK Dons is understood to be a role that interests him.

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