BURNLEY, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 02: The official Nike Flight ball is seen during the Premier League match between Burnley and Norwich City at Turf Moor on October 02, 2021 in Burnley, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Preston North End transfer rumours: PNE keeping tabs on Sunderland defender, Swansea City defender's loan spell to be cut short

Alex Neil has taken on a new role with league One side Crewe Alexandra.

Neil has been out of work since he was sacked by Preston in March but has now taken up an advisory role with Crewe – helping out his former Mansfield Town teammate David Artell who has managed the club since 2017.

Neil spent three-and-a-half years at Deepdale before his departure and has been linked with numerous Championship managerial vacancies – including the Cardiff City job – since but is yet to dive back into a role in the second tier.

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