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Worthing Not Rushing Manager Appointment As Former Player Becomes Interim Boss

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John Lock will be Worthing’s interim manager for the next two games following Gary Elphick’s resignation last Saturday.

Elphick stood down from the job after Margate’s 5-0 thumping of the Mackrels, a seventh consecutive defeat in all competitions.

Lock who played for the club in the late sixties, also becoming Assistant Manager to Barry Lloyd in 2001 remained on the coaching staff when Lloyd left Woodside Road to take over at Brighton & Hove Albion.

It’s been a nightmare season so far for the club who are unable to play home games having failed three FIFA inspections regarding their 3G pitch. Worthing are ground sharing at Bognor Regis until the issue is resolved.

Worthing say they won’t be rushing to appointing a new manager.


New boss Lock, said: “I got a call from Calvin and I was pleased to be able to help the club anyway I can”.

“If it takes more than two games to find the right man, I’ll stick around to help and then hand the reigns over”. “It’s going to be a difficult job, following Gary and Matt, even for me for these two games. I know the wheels have come off a little bit in the last few games but ultimately they’ve led the club during a very successful time”.

Lock will be assisted by Aarran Racine and Zaki Rahman.


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