Former Chesterfield boss Lee Richardson has thrown his hat into the ring to become the new manager of Port Vale.
Richardson left the Spireites last week after learning he would not be offered a new contract and is keen to succeed Dean Glover in the Vale Park hot-seat.
Glover has been offered a two-year-deal to become the club's new head of youth following a disappointing season where Vale finished 18th in the League Two table.
"Vale should be a Championship club," Richardson told The Sentinel. "I don't know if I could achieve that in two years, but there are enough players out there to get that momentum going.
"I've made a decent start to my managerial career and I want to utilise my experience and energy to good effect.
"I could hit the ground running because I already have players in mind for next season. Vale are a bigger club than Chesterfield and have a lot of potential."