Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Gary Setchell has moved to quell speculation he could be on his way out of The Walks - by insisting he hasn’t applied for the Boston United job.
The King’s Lynn Town boss has been strongly tipped as one of the favourites to fill the Blue Square North club’s vacant managerial position after Jason Lee was sacked last week.
However, Setchell claims he isn’t one of the supposed 20 applicants for the Pilgrims’ post and is keen to dampen online rumours he is looking to leave the Linnets.
“I’d like to go on record to say I haven’t applied for the job and I’d also like to say that nobody has approached me or to my knowledge the club,” said Setchell.
“I’m very proud to be in charge of King’s Lynn Town. I’m a young manager at a big club who has a lot to learn but I feel I’m good enough to get Lynn into the play-offs. Am I flattered to have been linked to the Boston job? Yes. It means I must be doing something right.
“But I’m not looking to jump ship. I’m happy to be managing my hometown team and I’m just concentrating on our FA Trophy game at home to Telford on Saturday.”
Setchell, 37, joined Lynn as joint-manager with Kevin Boon in January 2010 after leaving Wisbech Town. He took over sole control in October 2011 and guided Lynn to promotion last season — despite finishing runners-up behind Long Buckby. He’s masterminded a flying start to life in Evo-Stik Division One South as well as a fine FA Trophy run this term.
Setchell said: “I’ve got a great relationship with Buster (Chapman, chairman). He’s always backed me. We’re building something. In time, I want to progress. I’m still young and I want to manage at the highest level. For now, I see Lynn as a big challenge that I’m enjoying.”