Littleport Town looking for a new manager

Bob Bowditch

Bob Bowditch - Credit: Archant

LITTLEPORT Town are on the hunt for a new manager after Dave Beeton and Paul Starling stood down due to work commitments.

The two players took on management duties last August after previous boss Dave Cullum, who had been in charge for 15 years, stepped away from the club.

The pair led Littleport to a respectable 10th place finish in the Kershaw Premier League.

Chairman Bob Bowditch says he hopes to have a replacement in place for the start of pre-season in July.

He said: “Dave and Paul stood in and ran the first team and reserves last season and led us to an improved league position so we were not looking for a change.

“But with their work commitments they are not able to continue.

“So we are trying to find someone to take the job on and ideally we would like them to be in place by the first week of July, when we begin our pre-season training.”

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Bowditch says there is no reason why the club can’t improve on last season’s league performance.

He said: “All the players have re-signed and if we freshen up, bring in some new players and new faces, there’s no reason why we can’t do better next season.

“We have the nucleus of a decent side and any club taking on a new manager would hope they would bring something new to the table to improve things.”