Lin­nets search for new coach

Southport Visiter - - Visiter Life - BY SAM CAR­ROLL­roll@trin­i­tymir­ @SamCar­roll0

BURSCOUGH are look­ing for a new first-team man­ager with Dave Sut­ton be­ing ear­marked to re­turn to his direc­tor of foot­ball role at Vic­to­ria Park.

The club spent their first term in the HSL last year and nar­rowly avoided rel­e­ga­tion un­der Sut­ton with a su­perb turn of form dur­ing the sum­mer. They also reached the Macron Cup fi­nal but were ul­ti­mately beaten by Widnes.

Lin­nets, how­ever, have started the new cam­paign with just three wins from their open­ing nine games and lost 3-2 at Vic­to­ria Park to Whitchurch Al­port on Tues­day even­ing.

Sut­ton - who made over 200 ap­pear­ances for Hud­der­s­field dur­ing a play­ing ca­reer that spanned more than 15 years - ar­rived at the club as a direc­tor of foot­ball in 2016 and will now re­vive that po­si­tion if the club find a suit­able new man­ager.

A state­ment on the club’s web­site in­vited ap­pli­cants on Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon.

“Burscough Foot­ball Club are invit­ing ap­pli­ca­tions from com­pet­i­tive, pos­i­tive­think­ing, self-mo­ti­vated, ded­i­cated, and en­thu­si­as­tic can­di­dates who as­pire to be the very best and want to achieve progress through player de­vel­op­ment in the foot­ball pyra­mid.

“Ap­pli­cants should have ex­pe­ri­ence of non-league man­age­ment at Step 5 level or above, pos­sess ap­pro­pri­ate coach­ing qual­i­fi­ca­tions, an ad­van­tage [would be] good foot­balling con­tacts es­pe­cially in the North West.”

Ap­pli­cants are in­vited to ap­ply by send­ing their CV - plus cover let­ter - to club sec­re­tary Steve Hal­li­well with de­tails avail­able on the of­fi­cial Burscough web­site.

Chair­man Mike Swift was keen to stress that Dave Sut­ton had not left the club and was al­ways in­tend­ing to re­vert back to a direc­tor of foot­ball po­si­tion as Lin­nets look to im­prove on their cur­rent 14th place stand­ing.

Burscough take on

1874 North­wich this week­end with Sut­ton still as­sum­ing man­age­rial re­spon­si­bil­i­ties un­til a new man­ager is ap­pointed.

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