CRAIG Bellamy and Paul Ince have both expressed an interest in the Valley Parade vacancy, the Telegraph & Argus understands.

Bellamy is hungry for a first stab at senior management and was in a four-man shortlist to succeed Chris Coleman as Wales boss last month.

The 38-year-old Welshman, capped 78 times by his country, missed out to former team-mate Ryan Giggs but interviewed very well with his ideas.

The former Liverpool, Man City and Blackburn striker retired from playing in 2014 at Cardiff, where he is now the player development manager working with the club's academy.

He has been in that position for a year under Neil Warnock with the brief of nurturing youngsters through every age group from under-tens upwards – something that may appeal to a club with the aim of bringing through and developing young talent.

Ince, 50, has managed at five different clubs since finishing his stellar playing career but the former England midfielder has been out of the hot-seat since January 2014, when he was sacked by Blackpool.

Ince had been in charge for only 11 months, losing nine of his last ten games before being axed via text message by controversial club chairman Karl Oyston.

Interest in the City job continues to grow as the dust settles following Stuart McCall's sacking on Monday morning.

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Former Bradford skipper Michael Flynn could be another contender – and would surely jump at the chance to take charge of a club where he made over 100 appearances.

Flynn takes Newport to Wembley tonight for their FA Cup fourth-round replay against Tottenham but has never made a secret of his close affinity with the Bantams.

He was yesterday asked about rumours suggesting a return and said: "It's nice to see your name linked to other jobs – it means you're doing something right – but it's not something I'm thinking about at all."

Flynn is fast growing a reputation as an up-and-coming manager after his exploits with his home-town club.

He masterminded Newport's great escape to keep them in the Football League last season in a 12-game caretaker role, culminating with a dramatic last-gasp win over Notts County on the final day.

That earned him the permanent job in the summer and he has steered the Exiles into the top half of League Two on a small budget.

Flynn has also taken Newport on their best FA Cup run since the club were reformed, knocking out Leeds in the last round and getting to within eight minutes of beating Spurs first time out at Rodney Parade.

There is also a City connection with his management team as ex-Bantams boss Lennie Lawrence is Flynn's current assistant.

He had been a tutor on the Football Association of Wales pro licence course which Flynn was studying alongside the likes of Thierry Henry.

Meanwhile, Uwe Rosler's name has predictably surfaced once again in the odds and he has been repeatedly linked since Edin Rahic and Stefan Rupp took charge at City.

But he signed a contract extension at Fleetwood in June tying him to the Lancashire club until 2020. The prohibitive cost is therefore likely to rule him out, even if there was any genuine interest.

City's home game against Wigan, originally due to be played a week on Saturday, has been rearranged for Wednesday, March 14.