North West Counties Premier Division side Bury FC have made an official approach to Bootle for manager David McNabb.
The Shakers contacted the Vesty Road side over the weekend as they look to fill the vacant post at Gigg Lane after the departure of Andy Welsh.
Under-23s management team Leon Mike and Stephen Sheil have been in charge for their last two outings which springboarded them back into the promotion race. After navigating difficult opposition in Squires Gate and Colne during their last two outings, Bury picked up maximum points.
Off The Park understands there is no official agreement in place but negotiations are ongoing between respective parties.
It has been claimed that Warrington Rylands’ Michael Clegg, Jim Gannon and James Kinsey of Stalybridge Celtic – who signed a new contract on Sunday – were among the list of candidates to take the Bury hot seat.
Although, it is expected a decision will be made in the coming days with Bury set to host Isle of Man at Gigg Lane on Tuesday. Bootle return to action on October 7, when they host Avro.
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The Bucks progressed into the third qualifying round of the FA Trophy on Saturday with an impressive 2-0 win away at Stockton Town. Goals from Sam Burns and Owen Robinson booked their place in Monday’s draw.
Bootle have nine points from their opening seven league matches, as they sit two points off the playoff places in the early stages.
McNabb arrived at Vesty Road in March, following the resignation of former Tranmere Rovers defender Steve McNulty, and helped steer the Bucks to safety before ringing the changes within his playing squad.
Tim Lees arrived as his assistant manager, after following him to Macclesfield before Jack Hook joined the coaching staff in the summer having departed his role with Skelmersdale United.
Bury sit third, just one point off league leaders Wythenshawe AFC after 14 games, and have been looking for a new manager since Andy Welsh stepped down.
Following their expulsion from the Football League in 2019, Bury AFC was founded as a phoenix club, until the two merged during the summer.