Former Whitton United boss interested in returning to Thurlow Nunn Division One strugglers’s hotseat

Paul Bugg

Paul Bugg - Credit: Archant

Former Whitton United manager Paul Bugg has expressed an interest in returning to the struggling Thurlow Nunn Division One club, as the King George V Playing Field-based team step up their search for Duncan Wheeler’s replacement.

Bugg led the Ipswich-based team to the double in 2014, winning the Division One title as well as the Suffolk Senior Cup, pipping town rivals Ipswich Wanderers to the post on both occasions.

He resigned from his position in July 2015, due to football and personal reasons and has not been in the game since, although he has turned managerial positions down in the Thurlow Nunn Premier and the Ryman League North Division.

Whitton, with Steve Last in caretaker charge, grabbed a welcome home win at the weekend, 3-2 against fellow strugglers Dereham.

“I am eager to return to management and I would be interested in a return to Whitton,” said Bugg, who has also managed Brantham Athletic, Haughley United and Leiston Reserves.

“I am raring to go and I believe my track record is good, I won the league and Senior Cup at Whitton and we took Lowestoft to extra-time in the Premier Cup.

“I will be back but I am prepared to bide my time.”

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Whitton are looking for a new manager after Wheeler changed roles as part of a club restructure.

Ipswich Wanderers, Felixstowe & Walton, Stanway Rovers and Thetford Town have discovered their fate in the FA Vase.

Wanderers, who reached the fifth round last season, before going out to Bowers & Pitsea, will travel to FC Romania, who were AFC Sudbury’s conquerors in the FA Cup First Round Qualifying in 2014.

Felixstowe & Walton, will be away at Basildon United, having overcome Haverhill Borough.

Stanway Rovers go to St Margaretsbury, while Thetford, will be away at Hoddesdon Town.

Games to be played on November 12.

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