DIRECTOR and chairman-elect Steve Mills revealed there is fierce competition to land the position as the next permanent Weymouth manager, claiming the club had been “inundated with applications” after advertising the soon-to-be-vacant position.
The club announced coaching duo Mark Molesley and Paul Maitland as caretaker-managers until the end of the campaign, following boss Jason Matthews’ imminent departure after Tuesday’s Dorset Senior Cup final against Gillingham Town at the Avenue.
But, as well as putting plans in place for the rest of the campaign, the Terras’ board are already on the lookout for their next permanent boss.
“We have obviously advertised the position and it’s up for whoever wants to apply for it. More than anything else we have to get the right applicants and then, of course, eventually the right person,” said Mills, who is set to take over as chairman after Chris Pugsley steps down on April 30.
“It’s a case of what each individual can bring to the table.
“We will draw up a shortlist, have interviews, narrow it down to a second interview and then take it from there.”
Asked how many applicants the club has received for the position, just hours after the job advertisement was announced, Mills said: “At least 30.
“We got inundated with applications from all over the place, as soon as the vacancy was announced. Believe it or not, Weymouth is a big club and people want to be here.
“That makes everybody at the club proud because it obviously means that Weymouth is a known name, not just in Dorset, but around the country.
“We will enjoy making the decision if we make the right decision, and we will find that out next season.”