EXCLUSIVE: Ex-Luton Town assistant manager Kevin Watson in the chase for vacant Lincoln City hotseat
Ex-Luton Town assistant manager Kevin Watson has emerged as the latest name to be put forward to replace David Holdsworth as Lincoln City boss.
Holdsworth left Sincil Bank by mutual consent on Sunday by mutual consent following a run of 11 games which brought just one win.
Several names have been linked to the post, including caretaker Grant Brown, former Lincoln City assistant manager Gary Simpson and even ex-Hull City striker Dean Windass.
And the Lincolnshire Echo understands Watson has thrown his hat into the ring.
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The former Totteham Hotspur’s trainee was assistant to manager Mick Harford as the Hatters beat Scunthorpe United 3-2 in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy in 2009.
Watson remained on the coaching staff at Luton under Richard Money until 2010.
As a player, Waston enjoyed four promotions to the Championship in his career, twice as captain for Rotherham, once for Reading and finally he was instrumental in leading underdogs Colchester United to the second flight in 2006.
During his time he has built up a wealth of contacts at the top end of the game which include Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers and Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew.
His application will be a joint one with up and coming non-league coach Jody Brown tipped to be his assistant.
Brown, who coaches at Norwich City’s academy, has a wealth of knowledge at all levels of the non-league game.
He was key to helping Ryman League side Redbridge enjoy a lucrative FA Cup run where they reached the second round after beating Oxford United 2-1. As assistant to boss Terry Spillane, they were finally stopped by then League Two leaders Crawley, a side 106 places above them in the football pyramid.
Brown moved with Spillane to Maldon & Tiptree, and the club is now 10-points clear at the top of Ryman League North Division.