United legend Kanchelskis targets Derry City job

Date published: Sunday 11th October 2015 2:38 - Matthew Briggs

Andrei Kanchelskis: Applied for Derry job

Manchester United legend Andrei Kanchelskis has applied for the Derry City manager’s job.

According to the Mirror, the 46-year-old applied for the vacant job on Saturday as he bids to break into management in the United Kingdom.

Kanchelskis, who scored 36 goals in 161 appearances in a four-year spell at Old Trafford from 1991-95, has thrown his hat into the ring, although current caretaker manager Paul Hegarty is in pole position.

Former Finn Harps boss Hegarty guided Derry into the top half of the table with a victory over Bray Wanderers on Friday night and they are now six points clear of bottom of the table Limerick after registering seven points from a possible nine under Hegarty’s watch.

Kanchelskis though is believed to be keen on the post after his last job in management with Latvian side FC Jurmala ended in November 2014 – and lasted just four months.

The former Everton and Rangers winger was also in charge of Russian sides Ufa and Torpedo-ZIL Moscow and he was also assistant manager at Russian outfit Volga Nizhny Novgorod after retiring as a player in 2006 after a spell with Russian outfit Krylia Sovetov.

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