Last Updated: Thu, 14 Feb 2013 13:46
Preston have stepped up their search for a new manager, with former Blackpool boss Simon Grayson the current bookmaker's favourite.
The Lilywhites parted company with Graham Westley earlier this week after a 3-1 defeat at Yeovil, leaving Preston with only one win in their last 14 league outings.
It has been announced that assistant manager John Dreyer will take temporary charge of all the first-team affairs, as the side look to improve on 17th place in League One.
Dreyer will face a difficult first game when they come up against table-toppers Bournemouth, led by ex-Burnley manager Eddie Howe, at Deepdale on Saturday.
Grayson is without a job after being sacked by Championship side Huddersfield last month, despite leading them to promotion through the play-offs last season.
Whether the former Tangerines boss would be welcomed at Deepdale is uncertain, due to his links with North End's fierce rivals.
Other names being mentioned are former Bolton manager Owen Coyle and Wycombe chief Gareth Ainsworth, while outsiders include North End legends Sean Gregan and Graham Alexander.
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