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Dietmar Hamann in frame for Swindon Town job

Dietmar Hamann and Sven-Goran Eriksson
Hamann has been working under Sven-Goran Eriksson at Leicester

Former Germany international Dietmar Hamann has emerged as a contender for the vacant managerial role at Swindon Town, BBC Wiltshire understands.

Hamann, who is currently working as first-team coach at Leicester, is one of eight men in contention for the job.

Caretaker boss Paul Bodin is also in the frame with big-name candidates Paolo Di Canio and George Burley.

Ex-Bristol Rovers boss Paul Trollope and Scottish pair John Hughes and Gus MacPherson have also been linked.

Swindon sacked Paul Hart in April after their relegation to League Two and his permanent replacement is set to be announced this week.

The 37-year-old Hamann, who played for Liverpool, Newcastle, Bolton and Manchester City, has no managerial experience but has been learning his trade under Sven-Goran Eriksson at the Walkers Stadium.

Former West Ham striker Di Canio is another of the potential managers with no experience and has been working as a pundit in his native Italy since retiring three years ago.

However, the 42-year-old, who was linked with the vacancy at Newport County in April before withdrawing his application, has completed his Uefa coaching badges and is understood to have met with Swindon chairman Jeremy Wray.

Former Scotland manager Burley has been out of work since being sacked by Crystal Palace at the turn of the year.

Trollope, who has a link with the County Ground through his father John, a former player who is the current Under-15s coach, parted company with Rovers after more than five years in mid-December.

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see also
Swindon bring in Bodin for Hart
28 Apr 11 |  Swindon
Swindon chairman Fitton resigns
27 Apr 11 |  Swindon
Crystal Palace sack boss Burley
01 Jan 11 |  Crystal Palace
Trollope sacked by Bristol Rovers
15 Dec 10 |  Bristol Rovers
Hughes steps down as Hibs manager
04 Oct 10 |  Hibernian
MacPherson & St Mirren part ways
11 May 10 |  St Mirren

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