Stafford Rangers whittle down new boss shortlist
Stafford Rangers hope to announce their next manager within the next fortnight as they continue to interview candidates for the post.
The Boro have revealed they received more than 50 applications following Alex Meechan’s exit and Andy Fearn’s move upstairs in early April.
After establishing an initial shortlist of 12, the club has since whittled this down further with remote interviews due to continue over the next week.
A club statement read: “It is now hoped to complete interviews within the next week or so after which if an offer is ultimately accepted an announcement will be made.
“We believe that in the current lockdown situation the process has been as swift as we could make it and we hope to give you good news as quickly as we can.”
Meechan departed Marston Road at the end of the halted season with the Boro sat bottom of the Northern Premier League table, though they were saved from relegation by the FA’s decision to declare the campaign null and void.
The search for his successor is being led by Fearn, who held the position of joint manager before stepping up to become the club’s director of football.
Stafford supporters have raised more than £50,000 to help the club deal with the coronavirus shutdown as part of the online Stand Together campaign.