Chand turns down Town offer

JOHN Chand has turned down an approach from Boston Town, opting to remain as manager at rivals Holbeach United.

The Boston-based Tigers boss said he was ‘flattered’ by the approach from the Poachers, but said he wanted to remain loyal to his United Counties League Premier Division side.

“I did meet with (chairman) Mick Vines and a few others from Boston and our talks were very positive,” said Chand. “I’ll admit that I was leaning towards taking the job at one stage too.

“But when I looked at it, I knew the only way I could have turned them around would be to sign quite a few players from Holbeach.

“That would have left the club without a manager and a team, which in my view would be a slap in the face to a club that has been very loyal and welcoming.”

Phil Jones was been the Poachers’ caretaker boss since December, when former manager Martyn Lakin resigned.

Ex-Town midfielder Nathan Collins was also a name in the frame at one stage.