Crawley line up former Chelsea and Arsenal coach Drummy

HITC Sport understands the former Arsenal and Chelsea coach is in the frame for the Crawley job.

Former Arsenal and Chelsea youth coach Dermot Drummy has emerged as a leading contender for the vacant manager's job at Crawley Town.

Crawley are searching for a new manager after they parted company with Mark Yates and assistant Jimmy Dack earlier this week.

Yates, who took charge of Crawley in May 2015, paid the price for a poor run following six successive defeats in League Two.

Crawley, who were bought by businessman Ziya Eren in March, are keen to bring in a new man to help lead them to promotion from League Two with Eren having his sights set on reaching the Championship in eight to 10 years.

Drummy is highly regarded within coaching circles having worked at Arsenal and Chelsea in the youth set-up and playing a key role in develop a number of young players to represent the first-team.

Drummy, who was in charge of the under-21s at Chelsea and then became international head coach before leaving the club in January 2015, has been looking to make the step up to senior management in his own right.

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