Michael Duff emerges as contender for Bristol Rovers manager's role

Cheltenham Town boss Michael Duff emerges as a contender for vacant manager’s position at Bristol Rovers following sacking of Paul Tisdale

  • Michael Duff is being considered for the vacant manager’s role at Bristol Rovers
  • The League One side parted ways with Paul Tisdale after differences of views
  • Duff has won plaudits for his good work at League Two side Cheltenham Town

Michael Duff has emerged as a contender for the vacant manager’s job at Bristol Rovers.

Duff has earned plaudits for his work at Cheltenham Town on a limited budget which has not gone unnoticed at League One Rovers who sacked Paul Tisdale earlier this month.

Tisdale left after citing differences in opinion with the club hierarchy over the balance of his squad.

Cheltenham Town manager Michael Duff is under consideration by Bristol Rovers to take over

Rovers put Tommy Widdrington in caretaker charge and have been heavily linked with Joey Barton who is favourite for the job and held talks with chief executive Martyn Starnes last Tuesday.

They are expected to hold further discussions after Saturday’s game with Gillingham but Duff has also come under consideration after leading Cheltenham to third place in League Two and the FA Cup fourth round where they lost to Manchester City but not before putting up a valiant fight.

Former Northern Ireland international Duff, 43, signed a contract extension in 2019 until 2023 and has earned praise for the style and possession football used by his team.

Duff has won plaudits for his work at Cheltenham including a narrow Manchester City loss

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