Rumour: Mixu Paatelainen linked with Vale role

The former Dundee United manager was spotted at Port Vale’s FA Cup tie against Huddersfield causing his odds for the manager’s job to tumble at bookmakers.

Paatelainen watched from the section reserved for Port Vale owner Norman Smurthwaite’s guests.

The Finn has management experience managing Kilmarnock, Hibernian, Dundee United and the Finland national side.

However, if he is appointed it would be a gamble as he has no experience of managing in League One.