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Cirencester Town’s hunt for a new manager: Former Cheltenham Town defender in the frame

Cirencester Town are still on the hunt for a new manager following the sacking of Charlie Griffin last month, and we assess the likely candidates to take over at the Corinium Stadium.

Griffin spent three years in charge of the Centurions, with the deadline to replace the 40-year-old ending last Friday.

Former Cheltenham Town defender John Brough is a serious contender to become the new boss at Cirencester, with Alex Sykes and David Webb also in contention.

Brough spent seven years at Cheltenham, joining the Robins from Hereford United in 1998. The 46-year-old went onto become Head of Youth at Cheltenham in 2013.

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In 2013, he was appointed as first-team manager of fellow Gloucestershire side Bishop’s Cleeve, but spent less than a season at the non-league side.

Brough then had spells at Cinderford Town and North Leigh before leaving the latter in May 2018.

Sykes is also an option for Cirencester, with the former Forest Green Rovers legend currently looking for a job.

In his playing days, Sykes made over 250 appearances for Rovers, and also the likes of Mansfield Town and Bath City.

Sykes was actually Brough’s predecessor at Bishop’s Cleeve and the 45-year-old has also had a short spell at Shortwood United.

Another contender is Webb, who spent a total of six years playing for Gloucester City over two separate spells.

Webb has less experience as a manager, with Swindon Supermarine being his only previous managerial job in football.

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