Former Chelsea under-21s coach Dermot Drummy has become a possible candidate to take over at Crawley Town.
The 55-year-old is believed to be a leading contender to get the job.
And is to have talks with the club about becoming manager later this week, according to the Daily Mail.
Drummy was in charge of the under-21s at Stamford Bridge and then became international head coach before leaving the club in January 2015.
He is keen to take up his first ever job as a first team manager.
Drummy has previously held talks with Brazilian outfit Bangu over the possibility of him taking their vacant managerial position last summer.
Yates was sacked yesterday following six successive defeats.
A club statement read: “The recent form and performance of the team suggests change is needed.
“The board will be interviewing potential candidates in the next few days to make the right appointment to move the club forward.
“The days and weeks ahead will determine the right path for the club.”
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