Tilson would consider City approach

Southend United boss Steve Tilson says he would consider any approaches to become the new manager of Norwich City. The 41-year-old Shrimpers' boss has been the centre of much speculation lately, not only from the Canaries, and was refused permission to speak to League One rivals Millwall by chairman Ron Martin last week.

Southend United boss Steve Tilson says he would consider any approaches to become the new manager of Norwich City.

The 41-year-old Shrimpers' boss has been the centre of much speculation lately, not only from the Canaries, and was refused permission to speak to League One rivals Millwall by chairman Ron Martin last week.

But recent comments by Tilson suggest he is prepared to leave Roots Hall - and he ranks highly on the Canaries' wanted list, despite overseeing Southend's relegation from the Championship last season.

Tilson said: “I've had no contact from Norwich but if they were to approach the club then it's something that I would have to talk to my chairman about.

He added: “It's all speculation at the moment.”

Tilson was refused permission to talk to the Canaries after Nigel Worthington's sacking last year but it's clear he still harbours dreams of managing at Carrow Road, even though they are only above QPR at the bottom of the Championship table due to goal difference.

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The Canaries have lost six of their last seven league games following Tuesday night's 2-1 defeat at Burnley and are in desperate need of a boost heading into two tricky fixtures against high-flying West Brom on Saturday and derby rivals Ipswich the following Sunday.

Simon Grayson, is also being strongly linked with the post.

The Seasiders' boss is attracting the attention of various clubs after relentless success in his two years.

He has taken the Tangerines from League One relegation candidates to Championship status in 21 months at the helm and was linked with the Leicester City job two months ago.

He may again be on the shortlist at the Walkers Stadium if Gary Megson departs to take over at Bolton.

But it's more likely at the minute that he will be attracting interest from Carrow Road.