Lincoln City job is ‘most important appointment in club’s history’

Co-vice chairmen David Parman and David Featherstone have admitted that the next managerial appointment at The 12th Imp Sincil Bank Stadium will have to be someone who is invested in the people of Lincoln.


The managerial post at Lincoln City is vacant, following David Holdsworth's departure on Sunday, February 17th, 2013. Photo: Tom Larken.

Speaking on Thursday, February 21st, 2013 after David Holdsworth’s departure from the club last Sunday, vice chairman David Featherstone admitted: “The next appointment for this club will probably be the biggest in its history, as we can’t even entertain the thought of relegation to the Blue Square North.”

David Parman insisted that he was spoilt for choice regarding applications, with over 20 landing in his e-mail inbox yesterday alone. However, he insisted: “We need someone who is going to unify the club. We need someone who is going to get back into the community of Lincoln itself and put the football club back into the city.”

With the club languishing in 19th place in the Blue Square Premier League, just three points above the relegation zone, fans are worried that the club may not be able to attract the calibre of manager to keep them up.

Featherstone though, believes that the club are still an attractive prospect to potential coaches: “We’re a very well respected football club and rightly so. I mean you look at the facilities here and the team that David has put together on the budget we’ve got and it’s impressive. We’ve got some well respected managers applying for this role.

“It’s a really good opportunity for a new manager to come in and prove themselves. Or perhaps to move from a club who hasn’t got the aspirations that Lincoln has going forward.”

One of the frontrunners for the vacant manager’s job is caretaker boss Grant Brown, who has been put in charge alongside Chris Moyses for the next two games against Barrow and Mansfield.

As an ex-captain of the club and the record appearance holder, he would certainly have the fans’ backing it seems, however he isn’t jumping into anything just yet: “We’ll deal with the next two games. We’ve got a big game Saturday against Barrow and, if that goes right, we’ve got an even bigger one against Mansfield on Tuesday.

“My focus right now is getting the boys right for the next two games and then trying to start something off for the rest of the season.”

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