SOUTHEND United chairman Ron Martin has been inundated by managers since parting company with Chris Powell.

Ricky Duncan remains in control as caretaker and took charge of Saturday’s 2-0 defeat to Shrewsbury Town.

But a huge number of managers have now applied for the vacant post.

And Echosport understands 30 more bosses applied for the role at Roots Hall over the weekend.

However, despite the interest, a decision has yet to be made on who should be brought in as Blues’ next manager.

Paul Hurst, Adam Barrett and Steve Evans continue to be linked with the position while former Bristol Rovers boss Darrell Clarke is also believed to be interested.

But whoever does get the job faces a tough task as Blues have now gone 12 games without a win and sit 20th in the League One standings, above the relegation zone on goal difference with just six games to go.