PRESTON are looking for a new manager after sacking Phil Brown.
After being relegated last season, Blackpool’s rivals have suffered a stuttering start to life in League One.
North End began well but have won just one of their last 16 games.
The club has also had off-the-field problems and Peter Ridsdale was appointed chairman last week.
Brown, who was Sam Allardyce’s assistant at Bloomfield Road in the 1990s, took over in January when Preston were in the Championship but couldn’t prevent the club being relegated.
They are 10th in the table on 27 points, five points off a play-off place.
Brown’s number two, Brian Horton, has also been axed.
This won’t go down well with Fleetwood fans but Micky Mellon has already been mentioned as a potential next manager.