Fleetwood Town are attempting to raid Barrow in search of a new manager to replace recently departed Scott Brown, with Pete Wild now top of the agenda for the Cod Army, according to Football Insider.
Scott Brown was axed at Highbury after a 2-1 away loss to Charlton, Alfie May scoring twice for the Addicks in a comeback win that saw the Scotsman get the boot as a result.
The sacking was coming if you take this season’s results in isolation, Fleetwood only with one point to their name after six matches played – only kept off the foot of the division by Cheltenham on goal difference.
The Cod Army will hope they can tempt Pete Wild away from Barrow, the ex Halifax boss turned Bluebirds manager being linked now with the vacancy.
Pete Wild’s Managerial Career To Date
It’s no surprise to see Pete Wild be linked with jobs in League One, the 39-year-old manager impressing with League Two Barrow at this moment in time.
Finishing 9th last season with the Bluebirds, Wild has managed to steer his side to 4th in the division this season after six matches played.
Punching above their weight in the fourth tier, Barrow would be gutted to see their head coach depart Holker Street.
Wild has also impressed elsewhere in his managerial career, his time with Halifax Town prior to taking the Bluebirds job saw him linked with vacancies at Grimsby Town and Bradford City.
He would win 65 of his 139 games in charge with the non-league side, leading to Wild landing an EFL job in the process after departing the Shaymen.
Now, Wild could be about to land a job in League One with Fleetwood Town to continue his progression as an exciting, young manager.
Correct Fit For Fleetwood?
Pete Wild could well be the correct fit for Fleetwood Town, the coastal club often like appointing managers who are young and hungry over the more polished model – Scott Brown the obvious example, the 38-year-old landing his first ever manager role with the club before being axed.
In the past, Fleetwood have gone for many left-field appointments all the way back to when they opted to appoint Uwe Rösler to the job in 2016.
Wild has proven his credentials in the EFL with Barrow, so he might well fancy a League One job to test himself further. But, with the precarious position of Fleetwood currently on and off the pitch, he could well stick it out for a different vacancy despite his suitability.
Fleetwood targeting Pete Wild shouldn’t come as a shock, the 39-year-old has also been linked to The Valley with Charlton searching too for a brand new manager.
Wild could well decide to stick with Barrow however for the time being even if Fleetwood do come knocking, Wild has built something impressive with the Bluebirds that might well see him want to stay in Cumbria over relocating to Lancashire.
It depends whether those at the Cod Army can sell the club to Wild, who would be a fantastic appointment if they were to land his services.