Rolls interviewing candidates for new Kettering manager

Apr 5th, 2012

George Rolls has already begun the task of appointing a new manager for Kettering Town next season with three candidates interviewed so far and current caretaker manager Ashley Westwood still to be talked with about the post.

Kettering Town escaped the winding up order after Rolls paid the HM Revenue & Customs bill and although they must still complete the remaining outstanding bills to avoid a steep drop down the Leagues, Rolls was confident the effort would be resolved before the June 9th deadline: “The Conference would be in a position to expel us. We need to have football creditors paid off but, as part of all the budgets we’ve done, I don’t see that being a problem. We’ve paid most of the creditors we knew of anyway. There’s a little bit outstanding to the players from before my time at the club, but they’ve been paid every week on time for the past six weeks.”

The rescue effort owes no small part to the Supporters and especially the Supporters Trust who have praised the fans for the £30,963 that has been raised as part of a campaign to ensure the club’s survival, and say that £29,077 has been paid towards bills to keep the club afloat.

Rolls has not officially taken over the club yet, but has effectively been running affairs since March and the former Weymouth and Cambridge chairman anticipates current owner Imraan Ladak will sell his shares in the club to Rolls soon. The Kettering Town Supporters Trust have also stated they plan to accept Rolls offer of two places on the new board and 24% shareholding. “The first hurdle was jumped safely on Monday. Everything’s on track [for me] to take over, it’s just a bit of paperwork. It’s just a matter of meeting up [with Ladak] when both our diaries suit. “The Trust and I will be having a meeting next week to discuss their involvement”.