Managerless Wisbech Town offers ‘best’ job in the UCL

Lynn's Charlie Butt has joined Wisbech on 'loan'. Picture: Ian Burt

Lynn's Charlie Butt has joined Wisbech on 'loan'. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: IAN BURT

Stand-in boss Dick Creasey insists there is no better job in the United Counties League than being manager of Wisbech Town.

The Fenmen switched from the Eastern Counties (Thurlow Nunn) set-up to the UCL's Premier Division in the summer after turning down the chance to get promoted to Step Four of the non-league ladder.

While that news came as a huge blow, the bad news has continued this term with some indifferent results and Steve Appleby calling time on his 1,282-day reign in charge of the club.

However, Creasey – who doesn't want the job full time yet is helping current players Paul Cousins and Scott Johnson steady the ship – says the vacant position provides a massive opportunity for one of non-league's gaffers.

Creasey, a previous Wisbech manager, told our West Norfolk Sports Podcast: 'I hope (somebody comes with a vision to move the club forward).

'I've spoken to Barry (Carter, chairman) and Snips (David Parsons, vice-chairman) at length about it and they've said to me, 'what do you think?' And I said, you need to talk to everybody. Probably, if the right candidate is not there then, do you approach somebody? If you think there is a good manager out there that could do a good job then why not go and approach him?

'That's another option that may happen and we'll see from there. But as I've said, if anybody wants to manage in the UCL, this is a fantastic club to want to do it at. There's no better club in the UCL at the moment, to manage, than Wisbech Town.'

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The temporary management trio take the Elgood's Fenland Stadium outfit to Harborough Town this afternoon. And they'll be hoping to pick up a victory against a side who have lost all three of their matches so far this term.

Wisbech look set to name King's Lynn Town's versatile young midfielder Charlie Butt in their squad after he completed dual registration forms to join the club on a 'loan' deal.

He is likely to find out the name of his temporary team's new manager at some point next week with the club's hierarchy keen to appoint someone before the visit of Yaxley next Saturday.

To hear the full discussion about the vacant manager's position between Creasey, Wisbech Town superfan Spenny Larham and Eastern Daily Press sports reporter Gavin Caney visit