Southend United make 'formal approach' for Chesterfield manager James Rowe - reports
Southend United have made a formal approach for Chesterfield manager James Rowe, according to reports.
The Shrimpers are searching for a new boss after sacking Phil Brown after the Spireites won 4-0 at Roots Hall on Saturday.
The Daily Mail reports that the Essex club requested permission to speak to Rowe on Tuesday night.
"Although he would be working with a bigger budget at Southend, it’s understood that the terms of the deal would still have to be right for him to swap a team bidding for promotion for one at the other end of the table,” the paper reports.
Rowe, who signed a new contract until summer 2024 in March, has been in charge of Town for 11 months after joining from Gloucester City last November.
The 39-year-old led Chesterfield from the relegation places to the play-offs last season and they are currently fourth in the National League.
Southend are fourth bottom and owner Ron Martin is under pressure from fans to sell up.