Mossley Football Club will not rush to appoint new manager

MOSSLEY Football Club insist they will not be hurried into making a managerial appointment.

Vice-chairman Callum Irving, who is handling the matter, maintains the Seel Park club will not be rushed to find a replacement for Dave Wild who resigned last weekend to take up a coaching post at Matlock Town.

Dave Wild

And Mr Irving confirmed captain Andy Keogh will take charge of the team in an interim capacity for tomorrow’s league game at Dunston FC and for the foreseeable future.

Mr Irving said: “There is a good feeling in the group and enough senior heads which, together with Andy’s guidance, should be adequate.

“We have no desire to rush an appointment. It has got to be the right person to continue the work we are doing, both on and off the field.”

Mr Irving added he had had a long conversation with Keogh and met with the players who are positive.

“In the current form table, we are in the top two so don’t want to disrupt things when they are going well,” he said.

The closing date for applications is later today and Mr Irving confirmed the number was in the “high twenties”.

Mr Irving said Wild’s departure “left everyone sad” but on a positive it created an opportunity for somebody else.

He added the change of manager will also enable the club to reflect on how it operates.

Mr Irving added it will be more of a challenge off the field for 10-placed Mossley as they only have three home league games left to play and nine way.

“Cash flow will be a real issue and it is going to be tough between now and the end of the season,” he admitted.

“The fixture list has not been kind. In the three home games left, we need as many people as possible to come to Seel Park.”

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