Gainsborough Trinity’s chairman, Richard Kane, says the club will likely have appointed their new manager by the end of the month.
The Holy Blues announced last week that a mutual agreement had been made between the club and Curtis Woodhouse to step down from his role in charge due to financial circumstances which are proving restrictive for the non-league club.
However, Mr Kane says whilst he is “taking a bit of a breath” from deciding on the next manager for the time being, he admits the interest in the role is high and a decision will likely be announced by the end of the month.
He said: “I’m getting lots of people sending me messages asking if they can put their CV in, and the answer to all of them is the same – we’re not advertising at the minute, I’m just taking a bit of a breath.
“There’s not a lot else until we make a decision, which is imminent, probably towards the end of the month we will make an announcement on what we’ll be doing.”
Despite this, Mr Kane already has an idea of the expectations which will be required of his new manager.
Due to the financial implications incurred by the pandemic, the Holy Blues’ playing budget has been significantly reduced compared to recent seasons.
For this reason, the Trinity chairman says it is vital the next boss has strong leadership skills to coach a side that will likely consist of a lot of academy graduates.
He said: “They’re the two main attributes. Somebody that can work within the budget will be very key, and they are going to have to be a leader of men.
“We’re going to have players that will probably have to come out of our reserve or academy sides so it will be a different look to the Gainsborough Trinity side next season.”
One Holy Blues supporter, Will Stanser, has said he would be open to the return of Steve Housham to the managerial hotseat.
He said: “After hearing him [Steve Housham] on a podcast recently saying he would manage Trinity for free, I would say him.
“He’s Gainsborough through and through, he loves us and especially because he’s from the town. But we will wait and see who we bring in.”
Steve Housham previously managed the Lincolnshire side for a five-year spell from 2011-2016 and has been without a job since he left Lincoln United in March of last year.