BOSTON Town are widening the search for their next manager – and have set a deadline of next Monday to find the man to take them forward next season.
The Poachers were managed by caretaker boss Phil Jones after Martyn Lakin left Tattershall Road in December, but are now inviting applications for a replacement, writes Andrew Brookes..
The club, which finished 14th in the United Counties League, was expected to make an appointment this week, but with a potential candidate falling through it wants to hear from candidates who have managed at UCL level or above.
Director of football Lori Borbely, who doubles as a goalscoring midfielder for the side, said that getting a new boss in by the end of the month will still give the club plenty of time in the summer to prepare for a better campaign.
He said: “We have a couple of people that we know will be interested, but we are not going to give any names at the moment, we don’t know who else might put their name forward.
“The reason for last season’s mid-table finish was that our manager left at Christmas time.
“It’s hard when someone builds a team and then leaves.
“It’s a bit hard for the boys.
“We are going in the right direction and that’s the main thing.”
The Football Association recently ditched controversial plans to scrap the UCL as part of a shake-up of non-league football.
Borbely believes this makes the job all the more attractive, with Lincolnshire derbies against Sleaford Town, Holbeach United, Spalding United, Deeping Rangers and Blackstones to look forward to.
He said: “It will be a good time for a new boss to come in and prove himself in this area with this league.
“Boston Town is a good club at this level and we can do much better than last season.
“We have got the base of a good team already and have quite a good squad.
“With a couple of good additions we can definitely challenge the clubs nearer the top of the league.”
He laughed off suggestions that he may take on the managerial role for himself, following a short caretaker stint earlier in the season.
He added: “I think I can still play - I’ve got a few years left on the pitch.
“Maybe after that but I’m not looking into it yet.”
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