OXFORD City manager David Oldfield is wanted by Vanarama National League side Weymouth.

The Oxford Mail understands City have allowed the Terras to speak to the 53-year-old, after the club approached them at the weekend.

The National League outfit are believed to have contacted Oldfield this morning, although they would have to pay a release clause to bring him in.

The former Oxford United player has emerged as the leading candidate for the role, according to the Dorset Echo.

Weymouth are 21st in the fifth tier and parted ways with manager Brian Stock last week following a run of seven successive league defeats.

City are fourth in Vanarama National League South, having been top of the table last month.

Oldfield was appointed in March 2020, with his first game a 1-1 draw at Hampton & Richmond Borough.

He did not manage another competitive match for almost seven months after the coronavirus pandemic saw the season halted.

The 2020/21 campaign was also cut short with City fourth in National League South, but they still achieved great success.

They reached the second round of the Emirates FA Cup, beating Sky Bet League One side Northampton Town on the way, before losing in extra time to fellow third-tier outfit Shrewsbury Town.

Oldfield also guided City to the quarter-finals of the Buildbase FA Trophy, where they lost to Notts County.