Westley set for Preston job

PA Sport
Graham Westley

View photo

Graham Westley

Preston have moved a step close to appointing Graham Westley as their new manager after agreeing a compensation package with fellow npower League One side Stevenage.

North End have been on the look-out for a new boss since the departure of Phil Brown in mid-December, with Graham Alexander and David Unsworth taking temporary charge at Deepdale.

A club statement read: "Preston North End FC can confirm they have come to an agreement with Stevenage FC on a compensation package for manager Graham Westley and his assistants John Dreyer and Dino Maamria."

The statement continued: "Preston North End will now aim to conclude discussions with the management trio.

"An announcement will be made once a conclusion has been reached."

Stevenage captain Mark Roberts takes over as player-manager for the trip to Rochdale on Saturday.

Chairman Phil Wallace told the club's official website, www.stevenagefc.com: "We would like to thank Graham for all he has done for the football club.

"In the time he has been with the club we have developed into a successful Football League outfit with two promotions and exciting cup triumphs under his management."

Sorry you didn't like this comment. Please provide a reason below.

Are you sure?
Rating failed. Try again.
Request failed. Try again.
We will promote constructive and witty comments to the top, so that everyone sees them!
Sorry, we can’t load comments right now. Try again.

    Win cash in one day fantasy football contests. Join now!

    Learn how to play

    Contest Entries Entry Fee Prizes Starts (EDT)
    Premier League Cup Round 3 [£1.5K Free] 29103/500000 Free £1500 Saturday 10:00 AM Enter
    Premier League £1,500 Saturday 27/335 £5 £1500 Saturday 10:00 AM Enter
    Premier League £500 Saturday 5/55 £10 £500 Saturday 10:00 AM Enter