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Report claims Preston are considering Dean Holden move

It’s been just over a week since we last had a manger linked with the Preston job.

The Daily Mail claimed last weekend that Fortuna Dusseldorf boss Uwe Rosler is a contender for the job, with his contract up this summer.

Now, Football League World offer a surprise rumour as they report that North End are considering ex-Bristol City boss Dean Holden.

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It’s stated that Preston particularly like how Holden developed young players at Ashton Gate, and he is now a contender for the job.

Holden gave first-team football to the likes of Tyreeq Bakinson and Antoine Semenyo at Bristol City, and North End may believe that he can bring through players such as Aaron Bennett and Ethan Walker at Deepdale.

The 41-year-old won 18 of his 41 games in charge of the Robins having landed the job last year following Lee Johnson’s exit.

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Holden hails from Greater Manchester so may fancy a move to a northern club, though his limited managerial experience – just 56 games in total – makes him something of a risk.

Holden was actually quite close with Alex Neil; the pair did their coaching badges together, and ex-Preston boss Paul Simpson was even part of Holden’s coaching staff at Bristol City.

It’s a strange link as fans would likely want a bigger name to replace Neil, but Holden is a name to add to the list of potential candidates.

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