“This club wants to be successful, we have to find the right man!” Chairman David Newton lays down blueprint as Boston United begin manager hunt

David Newton.
David Newton.

As Boston United begin their hunt for a new manager, chairman David Newton says he is determined to find the right person to bring success to the Jakemans Stadium.

Dennis Greene left by mutual consent on Monday night and, almost as soon as the announcement was made, CVs began arriving at the club.

Dennis Greene and Martyn Bunce.

Dennis Greene and Martyn Bunce.

But Newton is adamant that he won’t be rushed into a decision, and needs to get the right person in.

“We’ve had the usual mixture of people who are serious about the job and who have done well on computer games,” Newton said.

“But this club wants to be successful and we have to find the right man for the job.

“When you receive CVs you get the same mixture of people who have failed elsewhere or those who are unproven and want to move up.

“Just because people have failed in the past, that doesn’t necessarily mean it is their fault.

“We will look at every application seriously and then look to put together a shortlist and start interviews.”

Meeting managers face to face and gauging what they can offer has been a favoured tactic of Newton, vice-chairman Neil Kempster and director Chris Cook in the past.

“The interview process may be a bit strange as not every club does it,” Newton added.

“Sometimes good applicants don’t always interview well and you have to look at different things when making your decision.

“But we think it’s the right way to find the best possible candidate.”

Martyn Bunce, Greene’s assistant, took charge of team affairs for last night’s FA Trophy tie at Witton Albion, with Newton adamant the former Pilgrims goalkeeper will be a safe pair of hands.

“I’ve known Martyn a long time and he has my complete trust,” the chairman continued.

United currently have more than 10 players under contract, with some of those out injured for long spells on the sidelines.

And although Newton is keen to find a manager who can get the best out of the current squad, he admits that changes may be made.

“New managers have new ideas and we have to be aware of that,” he added.

“Sometimes, when both parties agree it may be time to move on then things can be done.”