SOUTHEND United remain in talks with Weymouth boss Mark Molesley, Echosport understands.

The 39-year-old has guided the Terras to successive promotions into the National League.

But it is not a foregone conclusion Molesley will succeed Sol Campbell at Roots Hall.

Blues have been without a manager since Campbell left the club at the end of June.

And the Shrimpers have identified Molesley as the man they would like to replace him.

Blues stepped up their pursuit of the Weymouth boss after the culmination of their ultimately successful play-off campaign which ended earlier this month.

And it is understood Molesley, who also coaches Bournemouth’s under 21 team, will be bringing five members of staff alongside him if he does get appointed.

At Weymouth, Molesley has an assistant manager, two coaches, a performance analyst and a player care staff member.

But it remains to be seen if they are the staff which could also be heading to Blues.

Barnet boss Darren Currie and ex Shrimpers manager Steve Tilson have both been informed they will not be taking charge at Roots Hall.

However, the club’s under 23 coach Craig Fagan is still taking training and could still be in the frame if Molesley decides against making the move.