National League side have had over 120 applicants for vacant managerial post!

National League side Braintree Town are still searching for a new manager following the departure of Brad Quinton two weeks ago.

Chairman Lee Harding says the club are still receiving high calibre applications for the position of Iron manager and they will continue to review them before making a decision over who will be their new permanent boss.

Harding said: “We have had over 120 applications for the job, which is great.

“At the start of next week, we will look to start drawing up a short list and then make a decision whether we take it forward in regards to interviews.

“At the moment, Hakan is in the caretaker role and if we keep winning then I’m sure the board and the fans will be pleased by that.

“It was not just the result at Salford that was impressive – I actually thought we deserved to win – but it was the nature of the performance with how well we played and took the game to a team who are top of the league with all the resources they have.

“It was encouraging, but we now have another big test on Saturday in the FA Cup.

“But the quality of those applying has been very good and I think that’s a reflection on the fact that we made public the £40,000 salary for the position in the advert that we put out.

“We have been getting people who are up and coming number twos in the Football League and people who have managed in our own league because they have seen that it’s not just expenses that we are paying; it is a proper job. “We’ve also had academy managers from senior Championship and Premier League clubs as well as that’s very positive.

“Some of them may not have had first team managerial experience, but the quality has been very high.”

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