Rooks receive 29 job applications for vacant manager role

Lewes Football Club have recieved a whopping 29 job applications for the vacant first team manager’s post.

The Rooks board set a deadline for Monday of this week for potential bosses to make their interest in the Dripping Pan job known.

Lewes chiefs have now whittled that impressive number down to just six contenders for the role made vacant when the club parted company with Simon Wormull at the end of last season.

They will now meet with each of those six applicants from the start of next week onwards, with the aim of unveiling the next Lewes FC manager before the end of this month.

Lewes FC Director Charlie Dobres said: “We recieved 29 applications by the deadline.

“We’re taking six people forward to interview from the start of the coming week.

“Pending availability we hope to speak to all six next week.

“We’re really happy with the number of applications we recieved, and also the quality of those applicants.”

The club have put together a ‘set of criteria’ that the successful applicant will have to meet. The Board aims to get the new boss in by the end of May so they can make decisions on the players in the Rooks squad. All were out of contract after the end of the 2012/13 season.