Southwick 'close' to appointing new manager

Action from Southwick's clash with Mile Oak on Boxing Day. Picture by David Jeffery
Action from Southwick's clash with Mile Oak on Boxing Day. Picture by David Jeffery

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.