YEOVIL Town manager Gary Johnson has emerged as a possible contender to replace Kenny Jackett at Millwall, NewsAtDen understands.
Johnson has lead the Glovers, who have been operating on the smallest budget in League One, to this season's play-off final and is out-of-contract at Huish Park in the summer.
The 57-year-old excelled in the Championship in charge of Bristol City between 2007 and 2010, guiding the Robins to three consecutive top-ten finishes, including a play-off final, which they lost 1-0 to Hull City.
And he also has experience in the second tier of managing Peterborough, whom he lead to seventh in the table before resigning his post in January 2011 following a disagreement over transfer policy with chairman Darragh MacAnthony.
Lions supremo John Berylson has a close relationship with MacAnthony, which could be a factor that works against Johnson, but his Championship track record makes him a viable candidate for the vacant hotseat in South London.
Sheffield United, whom his Yeovil side knocked out of the play-offs earlier this month, are believed to be keen on acquiring his services.
Johnson is currently a 33/1 outsider for the post but is expected to be one of many names under consideration by the Millwall board as they seek to find Jackett's successor following his surprise resignation on Tuesday.
Sources close to the bookmakers' early favourite, Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe, have distanced the 35-year-old from speculation linking him with a move to The Den.
And former Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock refused to comment on whether he would be interested in the role when contacted by NewsAtDen on Tuesday. Former Lions defender Sean Dyche, currently in charge of Burnley, has also been linked.
Chief executive Andy Ambler has insisted Millwall will "take their time" before making an appointment – so it will be several days before a concrete shortlist begins to take shape.
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