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15th January 2013 0:13

Stags Boss Now Linked To Barnsley Post
Friday 11th January, 2013

Mansfield Town boss Paul Cox has said he is flattered by rumours linking him with Championship side Barnsley, but says they are simply not true.


The Daily Mail have said on their website that he is a contender to fill the shoes of Keith Hill who was sacked in December.

It is the second vacancy Cox has been linked to in the past few days, with the Stags manager dismissing reports about Doncaster Rovers earlier this week.


Barmby and Cox front runners for vacant Barnsley job
10 January 2013

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2260266/Nick-Barmby-Paul-Cox-favourites-Barnsley.html#ixzz2HhxVfZi5

Mansfield Town manager Paul Cox has emerged as one of the contenders to take over at Barnsley, with former Hull City boss Nick Barmby also in the frame.

The South Yorkshire club are seeking a replacement for Keith Hill, who was sacked on December 29 following a 3-1 home defeat by Blackburn Rovers which left them bottom of the Championship.

In the running: Mansfield manager Paul Cox is a contender for the Barnsley job

Contender: Former Hull boss Nick Barmby is also in the running

Inverness manager Terry Butcher was also linked with the vacant position but has said he will be remaining in Scotland, while recently fired Nottingham Forest boss Sean O'Driscoll also turned it down.

Cox, 41, is contracted at Mansfield until 2014 having joined the club in 2011. He guided the Stags to the third round of the FA Cup, where they were unfortunate to lose 2-1 to Liverpool last weekend.

Former England midfielder Barmby, 38, was last at the helm of Hull City last season but was sacked in May last year after making comments about the owners and his transfer budget


Cox Plays Down Doncaster Link
Thursday 10th January, 2013

Speculation linking Paul Cox to the vacant managerial role at Doncaster Rovers has been played down by the Mansfield Town boss.

Rumours say he could be in the League One side's radar after his team's fine FA Cup performance with Liverpool and Stags chairman John Radford's close links with Rovers.

But, Cox says his mind is fully focused on getting Mansfield Town back into the Football League.

He told Mansfield 103.2: "I've had no approach whatsoever.

"I've tried to keep my head down after the Liverpool game and make sure the lads are ready for the Kidderminster match on Saturday which is a massive one for us.

"I've got a really good relationship with the chairman and I would have thought any approach would ultimately come through the chairman."

Meanwhile, covers have been put on the One Call Stadium pitch after freezing temperatures were forecast for the next two nights.

The Stags are desperate to play the Kidderminster game as they are already well behind in their league fixture schedule, with as many as five matches in hand on sides above them.

And, boss Paul Cox will be the special studio guest for this week's Friday Night Football Forum, tomorrow night from 6pm, on the Home of the Stags, Mansfield 103.2



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