Manchester United’s former flying winger Andrei Kanchelskis has applied to be manager of Derry City it has been reported.
The former Russian international it seems is keen on the job as he apparently views it as a stepping stone to taking a management post in England.
However, s Paul Hegarty remains the favourite.
Derry are in the market for a new coach after the departure of Peter Hutton and appointed Paul Hegarty on a temporary basis until a decision is made on a permanent new boss at the end of the League of Ireland season.
46-year-old Kanchelskis also played for Rangers and Everton , applied for the vacancy at the Irish club this weekend it has been claimed.
And Hegarty is the front runner to fill the post on a full-time basis next season, should he want it.
But Kanchelskis is now a shock contender after throwing his hat into the ring.
Kanchelskis’ last job in management was with Latvian side FC Jurmala but he only lasted four months before leaving in November 2014.
Before that he was in charge of Russian sides Ufa and Torpedo-ZIL Moscow. He was also assistant manager at Russian outfit Volga Nizhny Novgorod.
Flying winger Kanchelskis played for Manchester United between 1991 and 1995. He was also at Everton, Rangers, Southampton and had a loan spell at Manchester City.
He retired as a player in 2006 after a spell with Russian outfit Krylia Sovetov.