A short list has been compiled to find a new manager for Eastbourne Borough.
The position opened up following Tommy Widdrington’s resignation earlier this month. The club has seen a lot of interest, with applications now closed.
"We have been delighted with the quality of applications," said football chairman John Bonar this weekend. "This is clearly a coveted post in non-league football, and we are confident of appointing the right person who will pick up the baton, continue the Wilson and Widdrington traditions, and build on them.
"We have narrowed the field down to a short list, all of whom will have been interviewed by the end of this week. The quality of the short list is excellent, and I know that any one of them could do a first-rate job for Eastbourne Borough. Naturally after the interview stage there will be various contractual details to sort out. I am sure that supporters are keen for news, but we have to get this right. Next weekend sees our final National South fixture of the season, against St Albans, followed by the club presentations evening. That is the very earliest that an announcement would be made, but it is very likely to take a little longer.
"In fairness to the candidates, all the procedures are confidential and we do not expect to have any further news until the actual appointment is announced."