Former Clarets Defender Linked to MK Dons Job

Michael Duff Favourite to Become Next MK Dons Manager

Cheltenham Town manager Michael Duff is thought to be among the leading contenders to be the next manager of MK Dons. Russell Martin left the club to takeover at Championship side Swansea City on Sunday. Duff’s achievements in his first management role have not gone unnoticed by MK Dons, who are among the favourites for promotion from Sky Bet League One in 2021/22.

There are a number of candidates for the job including Jody Morris, who was assistant manager at Chelsea under Frank Lampard as well as Mark Bonner of Cambridge United and Stevenage’s Alex Revell.

Duff took over at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium in September 2018 and after guiding the club away from relegation trouble, he led them to the play-off semi-finals in his first full season. He surpassed that by leading them to the Sky Bet League Two title last term which was the first Football League Championship success in the club’s history.

Former Burnley and Northern Ireland defender Duff has transformed them from a team struggling in the lower reaches of the EFL to one that pushed Manchester City all the way in an FA Cup fourth round tie in January, eventually succumbing 3-1.

Cheltenham Town begin their Sky Bet League One campaign away at Crewe Alexandra on Saturday afternoon. The question is with two years still left on his contract at Cheltenham will Michael Duff still be in charge for the trip to Gresty Road or will he be leading MK Dons out at the University of Bolton Stadium as the Dons take on Bolton Wanderers.

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