Former QPR and Portsmouth boss Paul Hart is being linked with a move to Manchester City.

The Daily Mail says Hart is being lined up for a role at Manchester City's youth academy.

Hart was sacked at Portsmouth earlier this season and subsequently endured a short and difficult spell at QPR.

But the former Nottingham Forest defender has an excellent record as a youth coach and is now in talks about a move to City.

City's own academy has produced a string of good young players in recent years but respected chief Jim Cassell was sidelined last summer.