TAMPLIN DENIES WATTSAPP JIBE
GLENN Tamplin denies ever appointing Steve Watt as Billericay Town’s new manager following reports that he was sacked just hours after after landing the job.
Former Margate boss Watt was said to have agreed to help run the National League South side and was introduced to the players via their WhatsApp group.
But two hours later, Watt was removed with Tamplin apparently messaging the group: “I’ve had to sack him bcoz he was slagging us off last year.”
The Billericay owner was in the dugout for yesterday’s game against Dartford and says he is aiming to appoint a new manager this week while still trying to sell the club.
“We have got a lot of good options and I am looking to appoint a new manager by Wednesday,” he told the Basildon
Standard. “I had a chat with Steve Watt about the job, but we couldn’t come to an agreement. I offered him £400 per week but he wanted £500 per week, so I didn’t call him back and I never offered him the job.
“I have had six meetings with potential investors to date. Only one person has come in with what I believe is a sensible offer.” Watt told the Kent Messenger: “I’ve been sacked from a job I never had! It was a pleasure working with the boys – it’s probably one of the best squads I’ve ever worked with. The thing that’s annoyed me is I’ve never once slagged Glenn off, or the club.”