The former Football League boss in the frame for Linnets job
PUBLISHED: 16:54 10 September 2018 | UPDATED: 10:14 11 September 2018
King’s Lynn Town chairman Stephen Cleeve has confirmed he plans to speak to Ronnie Moore about the vacant manager’s job at The Walks.
Moore was at the Linnets’ match in a scouting capacity against Histon on Saturday, which proved to be Simon Clark’s last stand.
Cleeve revealed he will be interviewing for Clark’s successor over the next week with Moore one of the candidates in the frame tasked with turning round the Linnets’ miserable start to the season.
“I’ve got a lot of people that are interested but the vultures have been circling for weeks as they could obviously see that things weren’t going well,” said Cleeve, who still expects his side to be vying for promotion at the end of the season. “There are one or two people that I want to speak to. He (Moore) was at the (Histon) game and he is someone that I speak to regularly but there are logistical issues with that one.
“There’s no one in place to take the job as we speak though. A lot of people are just guessing - I’m going to sit down with a few people and I would be happy to speak to anyone that’s interested.”
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Moore, 65, has been out of the managerial firing line since leaving Eastleigh at the end of 2016 but can count successful spells as manager of Rotherham, Tranmere and Hartlepool on his CV.
Cleeve expects to have his new manager in place by the time Lynn hope to host Stafford Rangers in the second qualifying round of the FA Cup on September 22 if they can negotiate their replay at Histon this evening.
The Lynn chief acknowledges that following Ian Culverhouse was always going to be a hard act to follow after the club went so close to promotion last season.
However, he couldn’t see things improving under Clark and he felt like he had to act to save Lynn’s season. “I think I’m going to go for a manager that has achieved promotion before,” he said. “Culverhouse obviously wasn’t like that but he had been part of a coaching set-up that had achieved promotion before. I think we are a stronger squad than last season - I know that may sound silly to some but I really do. I have to admit that it doesn’t look like that at the moment.
“But we’ve got a very good squad of players and I think there is a lot to work with for whoever I choose to come in.”