The Non-League Football Paper - - NEWS - By David Richard­son

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.”

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