Lawrie Sanchez will fire off his CV to City. Sanchez, sacked by Wycombe a month ago, is desperate to break into the higher divisions. And he views the Bantams vacancy as the ideal opportunity.

"I want to work in the First Division and Bradford is a decent job," he told the Telegraph & Argus.

"I am definitely interested and will enquire what they are about and what sort of manager they are looking for.

"I spent four and a half years with Wycombe and was the 12th longest-serving manager in the country. But I felt I've done as much as I can in the Second Division and want to work at a higher level."

Sanchez steered the Chairboys to the FA Cup semi-finals in 2001, famously winning at Leicester on the way to a narrow defeat against Liverpool. But he paid the price for a poor start this season after his side won only one of the first nine games.

He added: "I don't think that's long enough to judge, it was the first run of bad results I've had.

"I've never worked in any situation with money. It would be nice but I've achieved everything on £20,000 net sales on players.

"In my time with Wycombe we avoided relegation and reached the last four of the FA Cup. But there's only so much you can do in Division Two when you are competing against the likes of Wigan, Reading, Cardiff and Preston.

"I would love the chance to work in the First Division with quality players and a job like Bradford certainly interests me."

Interviews have not yet begun. Managing director Shaun Harvey said: "We haven't got an indefinite period to do it but with our next game not until a week on Saturday we don't have to be rushing around."

As a player, Sanchez rose to fame with Wimbledon's goal to lift the FA Cup in 1988.

Bobby Gould, who was in charge of the Crazy Gang at that time, could also be interested in making a quick return to management at City. The former Wales boss was sacked by Cheltenham five days ago.

Other names in the frame are Steve Cotterill, who has been linked with a string of jobs since leaving Sunderland in March, and Walter Smith, the Rangers mentor of Stuart McCall.

Any interest from the former Ibrox and Everton chief would again raise the prospect of a return for McCall.

City were training as normal yesterday under the guidance of fitness coach John Roe.

The four senior players - David Wetherall, Dean Windass, Wayne Jacobs and Peter Atherton - will take charge over the next week alongside Nicky Law's number two, Chris Dowhan.