Mark Maguire has confirmed that Antony Sweeney and Ian McGuckin
will remain in charge of the First Team for this weekend's FA Cup tie against
The Club announced on Tuesday afternoon that Dave Challinor
is to be the new Manager and the 46-year-old is now set to take the reins onMonday.
In an extended interview now available on the Club's YouTube
Channel, Chief Executive Maguire has spoken of his excitement about the
appointment of Challinor but also paid tribute to the work that has been doneby Sweeney and McGuckin.
“We're delighted that Dave has agreed to join us,” he toldPools TV.
“We've agreed the terms and his contract, and there are a
couple of small things he's trying to resolve with Fylde so, to give theappropriate time for that, our plan is for him to start work properly on Monday.
“In the meantime, Tony Sweeney and Ian McGuckin willcontinue to take the team, while Dave will be around with a watching brief.
“We're in a luxurious position with the job that the two of
them have done to be able to give Dave that time and it's not preventing himbeing around the place.
“In any circumstances, for this weekend he would probably have been watching what was going on rather than diving in and making drastic changes.”