Felixstowe & Walton United quash rumours over managerial situation

FELIXSTOWE & Walton United have acted to quash rumours concerning the managerial situation at the Thurlow Nunn League club.

The Seasiders are currently bottom of the Premier Division and looking to appoint a successor to Steve Buckle,

The club’s director of football Tony Barnes this afternoon issued the following statement: “There has been much speculation and rumours surrounding the managerial situation at present.

“The current position is that Kevin Witchalls is in charge of first team affairs in a caretaker capacity assisted by coach Mark Wilding and other members of the club coaching staff.

“The executive committee are currently interviewing candidates selected for the short list of prospective managers, this is an ongoing process that will continue throughout the week of October 1 to 8, 2012.

“When the interview process is complete the executive committee will meet to reach a final decision and inform unsuccessful candidates. The new appointee(s) will then be informed and a formal announcement will be made on Monday, October 15 2012.

“While the process may seem long to some, the club is determined to get the best possible people on board in the long-term interest of the football club. While the short-term problems need addressing urgently the club has a long-term vision and feel this is the ideal time to start laying down the foundations to bring their hopes and aspirations to fruition over the next decade.”

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