DEAL CONFIRMED: Bradford City on the verge of signing League Two boss as Hughes replacement

According to Football Insider, Bradford City are interested in Crewe Alexandra manager Lee Bell.
Bradford City are looking for a new manager after letting Mark Hughes go last week. The League Two club is presently 14th in the standings.
They have appointed Kevin McDonald as interim CEO while they look for the proper candidate. Last time out, he led them to a 1-0 victory over Swindon Town.

Crewe’s Bell, according to Football Insider, is now in the ‘frame’ for the Valley Parade job. His team is in sixth place following a strong start to the season.

Lee Bell appointed First Team Manager - News - Crewe Alexandra

A Bradford candidate has emerged.
Bradford must ensure that their next appointment is on time. Last season, they made the play-offs but were defeated in the semi-finals by eventual winners Carlisle United over two legs.

The Bantams are aiming for promotion and are currently only four points behind the top seven. They play Grimsby Town away tonight in the Papa John’s Trophy.

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Crewe appointed Bell, 40, in December last year after he served as temporary manager for a month following the resignation of David Artell. He then led them to a 15th-place finish in the previous season.

The Alsager-born midfielder has played for Shrewsbury Town, Burton Albion, Mansfield Town, and Macclesfield Town. In 2013, he hung up his boots.

Bell then began his coaching career with the Railwaymen at the age of 32. He worked his way up from Under-18s manager to first-team boss.

So far this season, his team has been one of the biggest surprises in the fourth division. With Bradford now linked, they may face a battle to keep their manager.

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