Following the departure of Paul Hartley last Friday the club has been delighted with the quality and quantity of applications for the post of first team manager.
The first note of interest arrived within five minutes of the news being broken on the Cove Rangers FC website.
Club chairman, Keith Moorhouse, has spent the last few days assessing the merits of the potential candidates, and starting the task of drawing up a short-list.
Applicants included a number with illustrious playing careers at club and international level, those who have performed in the Scottish Premiership and English Premier League, and coaches and managers with a track record of winning promotions, domestic league titles and national cup competitions.
Mr Moorhouse believes that shows just how much the club has grown in recent years and the high regard there is for Cove Rangers within the game, “I have been really pleased by the standard of the applicants. We obviously had a few names on our list, but were open-minded about it, and keen to see who might get in touch. Given the achievements of some of those who did, we have some real quality to choose from”.
With pre-season training due to commence in just over two weeks, the chairman is well aware of the time constraints he faces, but wants to emphasise he will not be rushed into making a decision, “The most important thing is getting this right, irrespective of how long it takes. That said, given the list of candidates, I am confident we are in a good position to tie it all up quickly enough to give the new manager the opportunity to plan properly for what will be a challenging campaign. I understand that our loyal fans will be keen to know the identity of the new manager as soon as possible and we will keep them as fully informed as we can throughout the process”.
Further updates will be issued in due course.
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