ADVER Sport reporter Jonny Leighfield looks at three of the potential candidates to become Swindon Town’s next manager.

After the news broke this week that Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler is in talks with Town about becoming the new boss, it got me thinking about who else might be on the list of names.

I should point out, the following out-of-work managers that I’m about to bring up are simply people who I think could be linked and not necessarily my preference for the role. I have no inside information - do not Tweet me!

First, what about a blast from the past? Mark Cooper has been linked with jobs at Walsall and Leyton Orient following his sacking from Forest Green Rovers.

After leaving the County Ground midway through the last decade - via a short spell at Notts County - Cooper took over at the New Lawn in May 2016, and in his first season in charge he led Rovers up to the Football League for the first time in the club’s history.

His win percentage at Rovers was narrowly shy of 40 per cent, and a failed attempt at the League Two play-offs might not inspire much confidence, but what if he came back to finish what he started here?

Next, a man who is seemingly linked with the club every time a manager leaves - Paul Tisdale.

Following his emotional exit for Exeter City, Tisdale spent almost 18 months at MK Dons where his win percentage of 46.6 per cent makes pretty impressive reading.

A strange stint at Bristol Rovers maybe wasn’t the wisest job to take, so maybe Mr Tisdale would find more success if he moved a little further east this time and landed at the County Ground?

Finally, perhaps a choice out of left-field would serve the club well? What about Sam Ricketts?

The former Town loanee was a part of that incredible League One play-off double header against Sheffield United a few years back, playing under Cooper, and his connections to the club would make this a choice for the romantics out there.

A short, but very successful, time at Wrexham set the foundations for Ricketts’ managerial prowess before an underwhelming run at Shrewsbury Town saw him sacked earlier this year.

However, young, inexperienced coaches have often done well for Swindon, so maybe this pairing would be ideal?