CRAIG HARRISON has emerged as an outsider for the vacant manager's job at Halifax Town.

Harrison, currently first team coach at Connah's Quay Nomads, is thought to be under consideration to replace Jamie Fullarton, who left The Shay after 17 months at the helm.

The 41-year-old won six Welsh Premier League titles and four Welsh Cups as manager of The New Saints, leading them into the Champions League in every year in charge at Park Hall.

A switch to Hartlepool United followed where off-field problems blighted his nine-month spell in charge, but the experience will stand him in good stead if he wins the race to become Halifax boss.

And Harrison, who played at Middlesbrough and Crystal Palace before being forced to quit the game through injury, won't have long to wait to see if he's made the shortlist of applicants - as he is believed to have done on at least one occasion when Halifax were searching for a new boss during his time at TNS.

Halifax's Twitter account gave an update on the search to replace Fullarton, who only left the club on Monday, posting: "We've received a vast number of applications for the 1st Team Manager position, these CVs will be reviewed and a shortlist of candidates interviewed."

Ronnie Moore is one man who has thrown his hat into the ring to take over the Halifax hotseat.

Moore, who has been out of work since leaving Eastleigh in 2016, is itching to get back into management.

The 66-year-old, who was interested in the Chester job before Anthony Johnson and Bernard Morley took charge, told the Halifax Courier: “Being a former Football League team, it’d be nice to get them back there.

“I was Eastleigh in the National League and did a good job down there. I know non-league quite well.

“It would be a job that would interest anybody. It’s a decent club, run the right way. For me, it’s a big club, a former Football League club.

“It would be a great challenge but I’d love to get my teeth into it.”

Other names in the frame are thought to include Neil Aspin, Martin Allen, ex-Chester winger David Flitcroft and former Wrexham caretaker boss and assistant manager Billy Barr.