LOUTH Town are closing in on Paul Walden’s successor as manager and an appointment could be made as early as the weekend.
White Wolves Chairman Steve Clarke (pictured) told the Leader on Tuesday that the shortlist was down to three and said the role had attracted ‘a lot of interest’ from around the country.
Former boss Walden bowed out at the end of the season after guiding Town to 12th place in the Northern Counties East League Division One.
His retirement from the game appeared to take everyone by surprise.
Steve said: “We’re down to three now, and interviews are being held through this week.
“We’re hoping to have the new man in place by Sunday at the latest.
“The role has attracted a lot of interest, we even had an application from Manchester.
“We want someone at the same level, and those we have left are three good candidates.
“It’s a chance for us to see what they want and for them to see what we’re about.”
See next week’s Leader as we reveal who will take Town forward into the 2012/13 season.