Preston are chasing a new manager and have placed St Johnstone boss Callum Davidson on their shortlist to replace Frankie McAvoy.
The Courier in Scotland report that Davidson is indeed one of Preston’s targets for the managerial post at Deepdale.
Davidson is thought to be among the leading candidates at Preston just hours after McAvoy’s exit.
North End confirmed the sacking of McAvoy on Monday night, just over 48 hours after losing 1-0 at Blackburn Rovers.
Preston hope to have McAvoy’s replacement sorted for this weekend’s game against Barnsley.
The Lancashire Evening Post claim that North End’s top choice for the job is currently in work elsewhere.
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Davidson fits that bill and even signed a new contract with St Johnstone in September.
Now tied to the Scottish Premiership side until 2025, it won’t be cheap to land.
Why should Preston’s next boss be Davidson?
Davidson already has a connection with Preston having turned out almost 200 times for North End in his playing days.
The 45-year-old has turned to coaching and what a job he has done at St Johnstone.
Davidson guided St Johnstone to not one but two domestic cup wins last season, taking them into Europe.
St Johnstone ran Galatasaray close and even claimed a 1-1 draw in Turkey. That’s something Preston fans can only dream of.
Add in that he knows how to get the best out of Ali McCann having coached him at St Johnstone and you can see why Preston like him.
This season hasn’t been easy, but Davidson’s overall work at St Johnstone deserves to have him in contention at North End.