Crawley Town eye John Gregory?

An external general view of the Broadfield Stadium before the pre season friendly match between Crawley Town and Crystal Palace at Broadfield Stadium on July 27, 2013
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Crawley Town are close to confirming former Aston Villa boss John Gregory as their new manager, according to a report.

John Gregory has been mooted for a return to English club management with League Two outfit Crawley Town.

The Reds, currently 15th in the table, are searching for a successor to Richie Barker, who was relieved of his duties last Wednesday after going seven games without a win.

According to the Daily Mail, Gregory will be the man tasked with getting their season back on track.

The 59-year-old was sacked by Queens Park Rangers in October 2007 and has spent the past four years coaching in Israel and Kazakhstan.

However, it has not been a successful period for the former Aston Villa boss, who was relegated with Maccabi Ahi Nazareth in 2010, before resigning from FC Ashdod a year later as they lay in danger of the drop.

He did manage to save FC Kairat from relegation, although he was fired by the Kazakh side in December 2011.

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