Great Wakering Rovers chairman John Galley is flattered by the interest in the vacant manager’s post at Burroughs Park and has told fans he hopes to name the Ryman North club’s new boss within days.

Before seeing Rovers lose 3-0 at Dereham on Saturday, their second defeat in a week under careataker Tom Harding and their sixth in succession, Galley revealed that more than 30 candidates have come forward to succeed Gary Ansell and that he hopes to name his successor by the start of next week.

The Rovers chairman told “After a meeting of the Great Wakering Rovers Committee members a shortlist has been comprised of more than 30 applications for the vacant manager’s role at the club. It was extremely flattering for our club to receive this many applications through our website, email, phone calls and social media and proves that Great Wakering Rovers is a respected club in the Ryman League.

“The shortlisted personnel have all got the ability to bring something different to the club and after an interview process taking place over the next two to three days we hope to be able to announce the new manager after this weekend when the committee will look at all of the information attained.”


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