Familiar names interested in King’s Lynn Town managerial vacancy

PUBLISHED: 18:00 06 May 2018 | UPDATED: 08:28 07 May 2018

Tommy Taylor is interested in a return to The Walks. Picture: Archant

Tommy Taylor is interested in a return to The Walks. Picture: Archant

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Tommy Taylor and Sam Gaughran are among those who have expressed an interest in the managerial vacancy at King’s Lynn Town.

Linnets owner Stephen Cleeve advertised for a new manager following Ian Culverhouse’s decision to leave the club after Monday’s play-off final.

That situation may change if Lynn beat Slough Town to secure promotion, but as it stands, the vacancy remains just that.

Taylor – who made 340 appearances for West Ham in the 1970s – had two years in charge at King’s Lynn before his shock departure in November 2006, when, with the team at the top of the Southern League, he left to become assistant manager at Peterborough United.

Gaughran made a surprise exit from The Walks, after 118 appearances, in January, and is now with another Southern Premier side, Royston.

Cleeve declined to confirm names but it is understood that Gary Mills, who played for Lynn and was assistant to Gary Setchell in 2016, is keen on the job, as is the experienced Dennis Greene, now in charge at Boston Town.

The Linnets owner did confirm, however, there had been plenty of interest in the role, although it is clear that more significant moves will be made following Monday’s game when Lynn will know where they will be playing their football next season.

“I think the main focus should be on the final,” he said. “I believe it will be one of those games where in future fans will say “I was there for that”. It has the promise of being one of those great one-off occasions.

“This is perhaps one small step in the football world but one huge step for King’s Lynn Town Football Club, a launch pad for us.”

The club have urged fans to get to The Walks in good time for the 3pm kick-off, with gates opening at 1pm.

Media officer Mark Hearle said: “We always make this plea ahead of any big game, but for Monday the plea is ‘critical’.

“My advice for supporters intending to pay on the gate is to arrive at the stadium as early as possible on Monday. Gates to the stadium will be opening at 1pm prompt and an early arrival will usually ensure a quick entry to the stadium.”

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