BRIDPORT chairman Adrian Scadding has revealed that the next Bridport boss is set to be announced later this week.

Scadding is pleased with the response to the vacancy, which has been open since Adam Fricker announced he was leaving the club in the match programme of the last game of the season, which the Bees lost 2-1 to Hallen.

Scadding is away on a trip later this week and intends to sort the question of who the next manager is before then.

Scadding, due to the interviews still to be had, was unable to say a great deal, but he is satisfied with how the search for the new manager has proceeded so far.

Scadding said: “I have got four interviews this week.

“We have had seven in, but we are doing four interviews.

“I can’t really say much about it.”

When asked if he was satisfied with how the search has gone, Scadding replied: “Definitely, there has been a lot of interest, a lot of phone calls, and people are quite interested in being at Bridport so it is good for the club.”

Last week, long-time assistant to Fricker, Paddy Behan, said he would “probably not” put himself forward for the top job, and added he would listen to anyone that came in, but emphasised that would not necessarily mean he would stay at the club.

Last season Bridport finished 13th in the Toolstation Western Premier Division in what ended up being a difficult season for the Bees.

The close season has already seen another departure, with Andy Martin leaving to join Shepton Mallet.