FC Halifax Town: Interest is high in manager’s job

David Bosomworth
David Bosomworth

Town chairman David Bosomworth says the club has already received around 50 applications to become the club’s new manager.

Head of Scouting Neil Young is the caretaker-manager after Billy Heath left the club on Wednesday.

There could be plenty more applications to come, with the club receiving hundreds in the wake of Neil Aspin’s departure in 2015.

Bosomworth, speaking after Halifax’s home game with Dagenham and Redbridge was postponed, said the plan will be to draw up a shortlist of applicants before conducting interviews.

“You’ve got to bear in mind it only happened on Wednesday, applications are coming in, and we’ve got to study them,” he said.

“There was no work in place for making a change because we hoped we wouldn’t have to.

“It’s about getting the right quality of manager.”

Bosomworth confirmed Young is set to be in charge of training next week, and that it is “more than likely” he will still be at the helm for Town’s game at Wrexham next Saturday.

“It was dropped on Neil to be fair,” Bosomworth said. “Obviously he’s got a job outside of football too, but we’ll have to do the best we can in the circumstances we’ve got.

“From a fans’ point of view, I’m sure the message will be ‘make sure you get it right’. I can assure everyone the board wants to get it right.

“But we have to see who’s available.”