Former Northern Ireland international Steve Lomas is very interested in becoming Colchester United's new manager.
The 34-year-old, who made more than 350 League appearances for Manchester City, West Ham United, QPR and Gillingham during a 17-year professional career, has applied for the role at the struggling League One club.
Lomas told the Evening Gazette: "I'd be very interested. Colchester is a great club and I'm looking to get into that side of things.
"I see it as a good starting position. Colchester United has a history of giving young managers a chance, like Phil Parkinson and Geraint Williams in the past."
The U's have been without a manager since dispensing with Williams' services more than two weeks ago.