Boro close in on new manager

Scarborough Athletic news
Scarborough Athletic news

Scarborough Athletic will appoint their new manager soon after Saturday’s home game with Northwich Victoria.

Over 50 potential managers have shown an interest in taking over from Bryan Hughes and Paul Foot, who left the club by mutual consent before Christmas.

Chairman Dave Holland has revealed that he has already met with two candidates, though Matty Bloor and Chris Bolder will remain in charge for Saturday’s game.

“We have had over 50 expressions of interest and more keep coming in all the time, we are just fine tuning things now.

“There will be no announcements before the game against Northwich.

“So far we have reached out and spoken to to a couple of people, but nobody at all has been ruled out.

“We have a reasonably good idea of where we are now, we will not be putting together a short-list, as soon as we speak to the right person we probably won’t look any further.

“We need stability as a club now, it is a case of looking to move forward.

“It is about bringing somebody in to galvanise the team we already have and not to make wholesale changes to it.

“If there are any players concerned that they will be heading out the door, I’m confident that they’ll be given the chance to impress the new manager.”

There has been a huge spectrum of applicants, from the Football League to aspiring managers.

Holland added: “The interest has been extraordinary really.

“There has been interest from the National League Premier, as well as both the North and South.

“We have had managers come in from the Northern League Premier and we have also had contact from aspiring managers, who are looking to make their first steps on the ladder.

“One or two people, who have worked as assistants or coaches at Football League clubs, have also been in touch.”