THE NEW manager of Skegness Town will be competing at a higher level next season.
This follows the promotion of the Lilywhites within the football pyramid.
Provisional league allocations issued by the Football Association have lifted the seasiders from the Step 7 Lincolnshire League to the Northern Counties East Division One, which sits at Step 6 in the National League System.
Club secretary Allan Gray confirmed that the Lilywhites were close to making an announcement on the new man in charge following a lot of interest after the resignation of Nick Chapman.
“We have made a decision, but we are not in a position to make an announcement until a few formalities have been completed,” he said.
The new boss will this week start preparing for the Vertigo Scaffold-sponsored club’s first fixture in the Northern Counties East League since the early 1980s.
There will be more travelling for the players and supporters with Grimsby, Ollerton and Winterton among their shortest trips.
With 20 clubs in Division One the Lilywhites will also have to get used to an earlier start to their season. The new season will kick-off on August 4.
Town’s promotion has attracted much interest on social media with congratulations from all quarters, including Lincolnshire League clubs they are leaving behind and former players.