CHRIS Higgs has confirmed he will remain as Lyme Regis caretaker manager until the end of the 2023/24 season.

Higgs was previously assistant-boss to Kevin Turner, who stepped away from his role in January.

He then accepted caretaker responsibilities on a week-by-week basis and oversaw the thrilling 4-3 win over Colyton in his first game in charge.

However, Higgs has now cemented himself in the interim position.

Speaking to the Bridport & Lyme Regis News, Higgs said: “I’ve arranged to take it on now.

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“I’ll give it until the end of the season and all the lads are going to stick around. We’ve got a couple of things on the go as well.

“We’ve got a good little management group, we’ve got a young lad Stef Taylor who does the under-16s and does the reserves as well.

“We’ve got a nice little group together to get the squad sorted.”

Lyme have also opened an official application process for the first-team manager job, with candidates encouraged to contact chairman Gerard Hitchcock on 07814 114973 or

Meanwhile, Alex Rowe has retired and Lyme have also confirmed Ben Turner has departed the Seasiders.

Lyme are next in action at Sidmouth Town Seconds on Saturday (2.15pm).