Chris Wilder in contention for York job

HITC Sport understands Northampton Town boss Chris Wilder is a contender for the vacant York City job.

Chris Wilder is in the frame for the manager's job at League Two rivals York City due to the ongoing financial problems at Northampton Town, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

York City are searching for a new manager following the sacking of Russ Wilcox earlier this week after a poor run of form.

Wilcox, who helped York to avoid relegation last season, has struggled to transform the club's fortunes, with the Minstermen languishing in 21st spot in the table.

A number of names have been linked with the vacancy at Bootham Cresent, but Wilder is thought to have admirers in the York boardroom.

Wilder is regarded as one of the best young managers in the country after guiding Oxford back into the Football League from the Conference and consolidating them in League Two before taking over at Northampton in January 2014.

Wilder helped to keep Northampton up against all the odds in his first season in charge - after taking over with the side in the relegation zone.

Wilder could consider his future at Northampton due to the club's financial problems, with the Cobblers handed a winding-up petition by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) earlier this month due to the £10.25m loan the club owes the local council.

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