Ian Bogie declares his interest in AFC Telford job

Former Newcastle United midfielder Ian Bogie today declared his interest in the vacant AFC Telford manager’s job.

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Bogie, who was once declared the ‘new Gazza’ in his time on Tyneside, has thrown his hat into the ring to succeed Mark Cooper.

The 45-year-old is out of work after a spell managing Gateshead, as Bucks caretaker manager Graham Hyde distanced himself from the post.

Bogie sent his CV to Telford chairman Lee Carter after previous boss Andy Sinton left the club in January.

“I’m available,” said Bogie, who had spells in the Midlands as a player with Port Vale and Kidderminster.

“Before they appointed Mark Cooper I put my CV into the club. “I have spoken to a few people in Shropshire and of course I’m interested. It’s a club that has got a great fan-base and a fantastic stadium.”

Hyde has taken over until the end of the season following Cooper’s departure to Swindon Town on Friday to take up the assistant manager’s job.

He took charge of his first game on Saturday, overseeing the Bucks’ 1-0 defeat at Mansfield Town but remained coy on applying for the position.

Hyde said: “I think we need to get to the end of the season. It’s been a turbulent season. We are 22 games without a win.

“But all I am interested in is the players turning up, training properly and giving their all for the football club.”

Telford’s board will meet this week to discuss the process for recruiting a permanent replacement.

Former Hyde manager Gary Lowe’s name has also been linked with the job, and he watched the Bucks’ game against Mansfield.

He also said he and his assistant at Hyde Martyn Booty were very keen to get back in the game.

But he added that it was not appropriate to discuss the Telford job at the moment, with Hyde having been appointed until the end of the season.

He said: “We want to get back into football as soon as possible. We did apply when Andy Sinton left.

“But with Graham Hyde in charge it is not the right thing to be touting touting the job.”

Former Villa, Wolves and West Bromwich Albion boss Brian Little today ruled himself out.

Meanwhile, Wolves Reserves will take on Tottenham at the New Bucks Head tonight in the Barclays Under-21 Premier League (7pm).

Admission is £5 and £1 with Wolves season ticket holders admitted free.

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