Les Ferdinand and Peter Taylor linked to Limerick FC role

FORMER England manager Peter Taylor and former English striker Les Ferdinand are the latest high profile names to be linked to the vacant Limerick FC manager’s position.

FORMER England manager Peter Taylor and former English striker Les Ferdinand are the latest high profile names to be linked to the vacant Limerick FC manager’s position.

It is understood that Peter Taylor met Limerick club chairman Pat O’Sullivan last week for talks.

And, it is reported that Les Ferdinand was also spotted in the Mid-West in the past week.

This Wednesday was the deadline for applications to replace Pat Scully as Super Blues manager.

While the club have not released any official list of applicants, a number of high profile names have been linked with a role on Shannonside.

Former Republic of Ireland manager Brian Kerr has ruled himself out the running, but Irish internationals Kenny Cunningham and Jason McAteer remain hotly tipped.

Other names to be linked with the job are ex-St Patrick’s Athletic boss Johnny McDonnell and former Cork City manager Damien Richardson.

However, Peter Taylor now appears to be the front runner to lead Limerick in their first season back in the Airtricity League top flight.

It is understood that an appointment is to be made within a week.

Taylor would bring over 25 years managerial experience to the role.

He managed in the Premier League with Leicester City.

While at Leicester in 2000 he also acted as England caretaker manager against Italy and made David Beckham captain for the first time.

He was most recently manager of Bahrain but was sacked last month.