Gloucester City Chairman addresses the Vacant Manager Position at the Club officially on the Club’s website.
“As I said when we announced Marc’s departure, we’d known about his intention to speak to Hereford and it was at that point, myself and the Management Board put in place some contingency plans in order to ensure that the situation was proactively managed in case Marc did decide to leave. Although sad to see Marc, Will and Luke go, what this presents, is an opportunity.
Last year, when Marc was appointed, the Club required the stability of familiar faces in charge, whilst we sorted the off the field issues which had caused his predecessor to walk away. Now the Club is in a far more stable position, with a better structure and with real tangible progress being made on the ground development. We are due to release the amended plans tomorrow, which will detail a scheme far more achievable within the timeframes.
This time round with Tom Webb and Mike Green stepping into the roles in the interim, we’ve got a chance to take a more considered approach and get the correct appointment in place to work alongside our existing coaching team and take the Club into the next phase of its existence. We very much see our next appointment as the person who will not only bring the Club home but help Tom and Mike into the next phases of their career as future managers of Gloucester City Football Club.
We met last night with Tom and Mike and explained our thoughts and ideas for what we are looking for in a new manager. I’m happy to say that we are all in agreement about what the Club and our squad requires and we see their input as integral to the interview process.
We’ve already been inundated with applications with a vast range of experience at this level and above. We have also been in preliminary contact with a number of candidates about the position as per our aforementioned contingency plans. That process continues today with our new Director Alex Petheram meeting with a potential candidate in between his day to day business meetings.
We are however keen to explore as many options as possible in order to find the right fit for the Club. I would advise that any unattached interested managers, who feel they have the right credentials, are welcome to apply direct to me via the firstname.lastname@example.org email address.
We will then look to whittle down those applications and invite the best candidates for the formal interview process.
I’ve got the upmost admiration for both Tom Webb and Mike Green for the way they have not only stepped up but also the way they have handled this entire process. We’ve got a run of some real tough games, not just the FA Cup, but also in the League with our next games coming against the top 3 sides. So we ask that not only do our supporters remain patient whilst we get this appointment right, but I urge that they get behind Tom, Mike and the team ahead of what is a very challenging run ahead.”
Gloucester City face Dorking Wanderers in the FA Cup 3rd Qualifying Round this Saturday 6th October at the Jubilee Stadium, Evesham, Kick off 15:00.