TOWN chiefs will map out the route to a new manager at a board meeting at the Galpharm tomorrow.
While more than 25 applications to succeed Andy Ritchie have been received, it’s understood chairman Ken Davy, vice-chairman Andrew Watson and directors Roger Armitage, Ralph Rimmer and Ann Hough have yet to make the final decision on what type of boss should be installed to lead the club through the centenary and beyond.
Town are unlikely to go down the director of football route, but have to decide whether to plump for proven experience or youthful promise, and have not ruled out trying to bring in a boss who is already working.
Tomorrow’s meeting will shape the shortlist, probably of five or six, with interviews to start later this week or early next.
The club hope to have made an appointment before the end of this season so the new man, who will be given licence to bring in a number two, can be in charge for a couple of games and decide on the futures of the 16 players who are out of contract.
That list includes Danny Schofield, who has indicated his desire to move on this summer.
Men whose names have been linked with the Town vacancy include Chris Hutchings, who watched Saturday’s match, Micky Adams, Martin Allen, Ronnie Jepson, Chris Beech, John Gregory, Mike Newell, Mark Lillis, Greg Abbott, Billy Davies, Danny Wilson and Stuart Gray.