Blue Square Bet
Published 7th June 2012
Wilkin has been without a number two since Ken Gillard left to take up a position with Crystal Palace’s youth academy.
While there has been interest in the position, he says he is willing to wait until the start of pre-season next month to have the new man in place.
He said: “I’ve had a few people that have shown an interest. We are looking at all options.
“It’s something that takes as long as it takes. I would like for them to be in place by the start of pre-season though.”
Wilkin had hoped to appoint a coach to the backroom team following promotion to the Conference Premier, but he says budgetary restraints mean that is highly unlikely.
“Ideally I would like to bring another person in, but I’m not sure the budget will stretch that far,” he said.
Boro have not had a specialist coach since former Republic of Ireland international Kenny Cunningham left after the team won promotion to the Conference North. It is believed he was not paid for his services.
Meanwhile, Wilkin admits he had hoped for the team to train three times a week next season. However, he says many of the players would not have been keen on the proposition, while the purse strings would also not stretch to the move.
“I would have liked to have had an extra day of training to give us the best chance to compete with full-time teams but it’s not going to be possible.
“The fact of the matter is we’ve got a lot of players with good jobs who are either unable to train an extra day or we can’t pay them enough to make it realistic.
“We’ll look to make the most of what we have. It may be the sessions we put on are a little longer this season,” he said.
Nuneaton look set to be one of a limited number, or even possibly the only team in the non-League top tier to have such a training schedule.