Steve Watson is on a short list of two for a manager’s job, according to media in Ireland.

Limerick FC are looking for a new boss and they are expected to name him before they play Dundalk on Friday.

The Irish club are 13 matches into their league season and as well as Steve Watson, Kevin Nugent is the other person believed to be under consideration.

Over 70 applied for the job of replacement for Martin Russell after he left by mutual consent last month, following a poor start to the season.

After leaving Newcastle, Watson played for the likes of Aston Villa and Everton in a successful Premier League career and since retiring from playing, he’s been involved at a number of clubs.

The former NUFC full-back/midfielder was on the coaching staff at both Huddersfield and Birmingham under one-time NUFC teammate Lee Clark.

Kevin Nugent had a less celebrated playing career and turned out in the lower leagues for the likes of Leyton Orient, Cardiff, Plymouth and Swansea.

However, he does have the edge on Watson in terms of management experience, having been head coach at Barnet this past season, though he only lasted two months before being sacked.

In addition, he has also been involved as one of the backroom staff at Swansea, Leyton Orient and Charlton.

Always a chance there could be a late surprise alternative candidate but hopefully this will prove to be the first step on the management ladder for Steve Watson.

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