• David James is favourite to replace John Still as manager of Luton Town
  • James held record for Premier League clean sheets before Petr Cech
  • Former England No 1 was player-manager of Kerala Blasters last year 

Sam Cunningham for the Daily Mail

David James was at Luton’s Ely Way training ground for a session on Wednesday, where he hopes to start his first job in management.

The former Liverpool and England goalkeeper has gained experience at Luton during the past 18 months while he has completed his UEFA A-licence.

He is in the frame for the vacant manager’s job, which became available when they sacked John Still a week before Christmas. The club had lost four straight matches and were 17th in League Two.

David James (left), pictured watching U21s game with Stuart Pearce, is set to be the next Luton manager

David James (left), pictured watching U21s game with Stuart Pearce, is set to be the next Luton manager

James was given the role of player-manager with Kerala Blasters in the Indian Super League

James was given the role of player-manager with Kerala Blasters in the Indian Super League

The former Liverpool and England keeper has worked as a TV pundit since ending his top level playing career

The former Liverpool and England keeper has worked as a TV pundit since ending his top level playing career

James was sat in the director’s box at Luton’s Kenilworth Road on Boxing day to watch their 2-0 defeat to Wycombe. He supported Luton as a boy and feels he is ready to take charge of a club, after a successful playing career. 

David James held the record for Premier League clean sheets before being supplanted by Petr Cech

David James held the record for Premier League clean sheets before being supplanted by Petr Cech

The 45-year-old made 53 appearances for England, pictured here at the 2010 World Cup

The 45-year-old made 53 appearances for England, pictured here at the 2010 World Cup

The 45-year-old already had a taste of management when he was appointed as player-manager of Sachin Tendulkar’s side Kerala Blasters, who he helped lead to runners-up in the Indian Super League last year.

Luton’s players have indicated they would be fully behind James if he is handed the job. They have enjoy his presence in the dressing room and the way he gets involved in the training sessions he takes.

Luton chief executive Gary Sweet has been working diligently to make the right appointment for the club. With caretaker boss Andy Awford in charge, they have beaten Exeter, lost to Wycombe and drew with Portsmouth, moving them 14 points clear of the relegation zone. 

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