STRUGGLING Buxton FC has begun searching for a new manager.
Following a board meeting last night (Monday), the club announced its decision to advertise the position of manager/player-manager.
It is unclear where the announcement leaves the futures of player-manager Scott Maxfield and his assistant Chris Dolby, who took charge following the departure of John Reed but have been unable to turn around the club’s fortunes.
“Scott Maxfield has been in charge since John Reed’s departure in mid-November, when the club was already occupying one of the relegation places. After a further ten league matches, the Bucks are still in trouble but, with one-third of the season’s fixtures remaining, there is still time for us to escape,” Chairman Tony Tomlinson said.
During Maxfield’s 13 games in charge, Buxton have taken seven points from ten Evo-Stik Premier Division fixtures, including only one win, the 4-3 victory at Whitby in December. Following Saturday’s 3-1 defeat at Rushall Olympic, the Bucks lay in 20th place in the table, five points adrift of safety.
Tomlinson added: “Maxi and Chris Dolby have acted with commitment, energy and skill in tackling a most difficult inheritance of a full compliment of contract professionals with little room to manoeuvre, and haven’t had much luck particularly with the loss of the two centre-halves in mid-January.”
It is understood a decision has yet to be made over who will take charge of the Bucks for Saturday’s crunch clash against Ashton United at the Silverlands (kick-off 3pm).
Anyone wishing to apply for the managerial vacancy should write to Buxton FC, The Silverlands, Buxton, SK17 6QH, contact Tony Tomlinson on 01484 718 907 (eve) or Don Roberts on 07967 822 448, or email email@example.com
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