Former Arsenal star in running to be Newport Pagnell boss

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PREMIER League title winner Christopher Wreh could be about to become the new manager of United Counties League side Newport Pagnell.

The former Liberia striker lives in Milton Keynes with his family and is reported to have taken an interest in the Willen Road job after learning that Terry Shrieves was stepping down at the end of the season.

Newport Pagnell chairman Geoff Cardno has confirmed that the 35-year-old is one of six applicants for the job, but insists that all will be treated equally and interviews will be held over the coming weeks.

Wreh helped Arsenal to win the 1997-98 Premier League title, but disappeared off the football radar after spells with Birmingham City, AEK Athens and St. Mirren. But he’s now a UEFA B qualified coach and is interested in trying his hand at management, said Cardno.

It’s thought Wreh could even put his boots back on for the club, although he will do well to keep 37-goal man Daren Dykes out of the side. He helped the Swans to a third place finish in this season’s UCL Premier.