Bradford's joint-chairman Mark Lawn has a short-list of three candidates as he begins his search for a new manager.

Former boss Peter Jackson handed in a shock resignation on Thursday following the Bantams' poor start to the season and the club are now looking to appoint a fourth permanent manager since Stuart McCall quit in February 2010.

Lawn told Sky Sports: "Me and [fellow joint-chairman] Julian [Rhodes] sat long into the night to debate what we do next.

"We've got three people we want to speak to if they want to speak to us.

"That's how we want to pursue it and if they're not interested we'll then cast our net wider.

"We hope to find a replacement as soon as possible to give the club the best possible chance for the rest of the season."

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