New Boston United manager is ordered to deliver a top-five finish

David Newton.
David Newton.

Boston United chairman David Newton hopes to have a new manager in place for Saturday’s home clash against struggling Droylsden.

But he has no idea who that man will be.

However, he expects the new gaffer to to be able to deliver a top-five finish come the end of the Blue Square Bet North campaign.

The club owner is hoping he can move quickly to fill the gap left after Jason Lee was sacked following Wednesday night’s 1-0 defeat at Gloucester City, a decision which was made ‘unanimously’ by the board.

“With a bit of luck we’ll be interviewing this week and it would be nice to have someone in place for Saturday,” said Newton, who stresses his top priority is to find the right person for the job.

“It’d be great to have somebody in for Saturday.

“That is the aim, but we will be measured in what we do.”

The club have received more than 20 applications for the role and Newton aims to begin interviewing those on his shortlist this week. But whoever gets the gig will be expected to deliver the goods immediately.

“I know our budget is good enough for us to be in contention for the play-offs,” he added.

“I expect us to do well. It’s all about how you manage the budget.”

If United aren’t able to appoint a new boss by Saturday’s home clash (KO 3pm), caretaker boss Graham Hyde, who took training last night, is set to remain in charge.