MORE applicants have been revealed for the vacant managerial role at Southend United.

The Shrimpers are still looking to replace Sol Campbell who left Roots Hall at the end of June.

And chairman Ron Martin is certainly not short of options.

Former Blues right-back Dean Austin is among those to have applied.

Austin, who has been backed for the job by ex Shrimpers winger Michael Kightly, has managed both Farnborough and Northampton Town and has also coached at Watford and Crystal Palace.

Birmingham City coach Paul Robinson is also keen on being Blues’ next manager.

The former Watford and West Bromwich Albion defender has been coaching at St Andrews since 2018.

Former Barnet and Leyton Orient boss Ian Hendon has also applied for the job along with former Wrexham boss Bryan Hughes.

Hughes, who spent seven years playing for Birmingham City, led the Welsh side into the National League play-offs during his spell in charge.

Blues are also believed to have been impressed by the job Mark Molesley has done at Weymouth.

The 39-year-old has been in charge of Weymouth since 2017 and is also assistant manager for Bournemouth’s under 23 side.