King’s Lynn Town coach McNeil not after Wisbech Town manager’s job

Ross McNeil, right, with Gary Setchell after winning Evo-Stik Division One South last term. Picture:

Ross McNeil, right, with Gary Setchell after winning Evo-Stik Division One South last term. Picture: Ian Burt. - Credit: IAN BURT

King's Lynn Town first-team coach Ross McNeil has ruled himself out of the running for the vacant Wisbech Town manager's position.

The Linnets chief, an important part of Gary Setchell's backroom staff, has been among a number of names tipped to step into the Fenmen hot-seat following the shock departure of Steve Appleby.

But the former Wisbech assistant says he isn't looking to return to the club he left to join the Walks outfit three years ago.

McNeil, who moved up the A47 with Setchell to join the reformed Linnets, said: 'I had a few people telling me that I should apply for the Wisbech job.

'It's a great club that I've got a lot of respect for. I loved my time there, as did Setch, and while Wisbech really helped our careers I've got a job to do at Lynn.

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'I'm a Lynn lad, this is my hometown team and I'm certainly not looking to leave anytime in the near future. I wish Wisbech luck in appointing what I'm sure will be a great manager.'

Former boss Dick Creasey took temporary charge of the Fenmen, alongside players Paul Cousins and Scott Johnson, during their 3-2 United Counties League (UCL) Premier Division defeat at Huntingdon Town on Saturday.

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But he isn't interested in taking the position on a full-time basis and said after the weekend's game: 'I'm getting an old man now, but I wouldn't see the club in a mess so I shall get them through it.'

His decision is thought to leave ex-Holbeach United manager and last season's UCL title-winning manager John Chand as arguably the main frontrunner to replace Appleby.

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