FC Halifax Town: We must get next appointment right, says chairman

Actions from FC Halifax Town v Cheltenham at the Shay, Halifax. Jim Harvey (left) and Darren Kelly
Actions from FC Halifax Town v Cheltenham at the Shay, Halifax. Jim Harvey (left) and Darren Kelly

Town chairman David Bosomworth is determined to get the right man to replace Darren Kelly, but is wary of rushing into any decision.

Caretaker-boss Jim Harvey will remain in temporary charge of the team for the visit of Dover tomorrow.

The former Morecambe and Chester boss could increase his chances of a permanent appointment with a win after guiding Town to an impressive 4-1 win at Gateshead last weekend.

But Bosomworth insists any appointment is far from imminent.

“The interview process is ongoing and we’re weighing up all our options,” he said.

“Some of the people we’re speaking to are new applicants and some are previous applicants.

“We know we have to make sure we get the next appointment right. We don’t want to rush into it but we don’t want to be indecisive either - it’s a balancing act.”

Bosomworth was tight-lipped about how many applicants had been interviewed so far, and when a permanent boss may be in place.

“Jim will take the team again on Saturday,” he said. “It was a nice result against Gateshead and a good performance, particularly with us being down to 10 men.

“We realise one swallow doesn’t make a summer but it’s only fair to let Jim carry on to give us that continuity.”

The Town chairman is expecting a difficult match against third-placed Dover, who drew 1-1 at Chester on Tuesday night.

He added: “Dover will be a very tough proposition, we know that.

“They got a good result at Chester in midweek and could have won that game.

“All our focus is on the fact that every game is vital for us and every three points we can get is crucial.

“We will support Jim as much as we can.

“Jim is in charge at the minute and the results will speak for themselves.

“We just want to do the best for the football club.

“Everyone is working very hard, which is what we have to do in the position we’re in.”