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Chairmen Will Not Rush Appointment

16 October 2012

Over 15 Candidates Interviewed For Manager's Job

Burnley Chairmen John Banaszkiewicz and Mike Garlick insist they will not rush into appointing Eddie Howe’s successor at Turf Moor.

The joint-heads revealed the interviewing process began today as a long list of more than 15 “top candidates” is whittled down to a workable short-list.

And with Clarets stalwart Terry Pashley in charge of first team affairs in the meantime, the Chairmen hope to have a new man at the helm by the time Burnley travel to Cardiff on Saturday, October 27.

Mike Garlick, CEO Lee Hoos and John Banaszkiewicz speak to the players today.

Mike Garlick, who visited the players on Tuesday along with his co-Chairman, said: “We have had something like 15 or 20 top candidates apply and we will be looking at a good number of them over the next few days.

“We have had experienced applicants apply and some with no experience, but there is an interesting mix of candidates.

“In terms of timescales, I don’t think we are going to have anyone in place by Saturday, or for that matter by Tuesday.

“We do want to take our time and find the right candidate because it’s a massive appointment for us and we have to get it right this time for the long term.”

John Banaszkiewicz added: “The opportunity is there for the right candidate because we have 30 games to play, we have the platform, the squad has a lot of potential and the history of the club makes it (the job) an attractive proposition.”

New manager?

The Clarets will therefore have Pashley in charge against his former club and hometown team this weekend when Blackpool visit Turf Moor for the televised Sky clash.

Pashley, who made his Burnley debut in 1973 and later played over 200 games for the Seasiders, will be accompanied in the dug out by his youth team assistant Andy Farrell, Academy Director Jason Blake and goalkeeping coach Billy Mercer.

Mr Garlick added: “We are delighted Terry is taking charge. He has warmed to the job and the players have warmed to him.

“The other good thing is that from the candidates we are seeing in the next few days, one of them will get the job and they will be watching the Blackpool game live on television on Saturday night.

“So for the players and the team as a whole, it really is an important game.”

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