Kevin Watson wants to be Colchester United’s next manager.

The popular former U’s playmaker has thrown his hat into the ring to replace Aidy Boothroyd in the Colchester managerial hot-seat.

And the 36-year-old has promised to bring a silky style of football with him, if he lands the job.

Watson enjoyed a fine career as a player, having learnt his trade under Terry Venables at Tottenham Hotspur.

He played for Colchester for four seasons, helping them win promotion from Coca-Cola League One in 2006. Now Watson is eager to progress his coaching career, after recently leaving his role as Luton Town’s reserve team boss.

He said he would jump at the chance of managing Colchester and taking them back to the Coca-Cola Championship.

Watson told the Gazette: “I would absolutely be interested."

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