Southwick Football Club chairman Alan Petkin hopes to have a new manager in place by the end of this week.
Wickers, who have been without a boss since Curtis Foster left for Worthing ladies five days before Christmas, were due to meet with a potential replacement last night.
Southern Combination League Division 1 Southwick started the season with Tony Gratwicke and Jeff Piner in joint-manager charge before Foster took over in September.
Southwick – currently a point adrift at the bottom – starting to pick up under Foster but he decided to move on. And Wickers chairman Petkin revealed a third manager of the season is set to be named.
He said: “We were meeting with a potential successor to Curtis last night.
“The hope is to have someone in place before this week is out.”
Wickers – winless over the festive period – will be hoping for a positive start to 2018 with a new manager at the helm. They host St Francis Rangers on Saturday.