Tranmere Rovers have revealed that they are “very pleased” with the standard of applications for their managerial vacancy but stressed that, with some candidates at other clubs, they will “do things the right way”.

It’s two weeks since former manager Gary Brabin left the Vanarama National League club, with Brabin’s former assistant manager Paul Carden placed in temporary charge until a permanent appointment is made.

Rovers were linked with Morecambe manager Jim Bentley this week, although the Shrimps boss refuted the speculation and insisted that he will stay with his current employers.

Now Rovers have moved to update supporters on the current situation, as they asked for their continued support of Carden and his players.

The statement, released on the club’s official website, read “We have been inundated with applications for the position as Manager of Tranmere Rovers and are very pleased with the quality of some of the interested candidates.

As a Club, we will do always try to do things the right way, and this means asking permission to talk to any of the applicants who are currently employed elsewhere.

This process is not quick and we will take the time necessary to get a hugely important decision right. At this stage, we are talking to interested parties and have not made any offers to any manager.

In the meantime, Paul Carden continues to manage first team matters on an interim basis and will be considered alongside external candidates.

We would ask you all to continue giving Paul your support to help him build on the excellent win against Woking last Saturday, as he approaches some difficult fixtures with a depleted squad due to injuries, suspension and international call up.

In the meantime, we continue to look to supplement the squad to help us through this difficult period”


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