Former boss hoping for a promotion push

Former Clitheroe boss Simon Haworth. Photo: Kelvin Stuttard
Former Clitheroe boss Simon Haworth. Photo: Kelvin Stuttard
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Clitheroe could well come up against former boss Simon Haworth next season, if the Welshman has anything to do with it.

Haworth has stepped down as Shawbridge supremo after two impressive campaigns with the club, feeling Clitheroe’s ambitions didn’t match his own.

And as he assesses his future, he hopes to be able to take the helm at a club fighting to win promotion from the Evo-Stik First Division North.

Haworth doesn’t yet have any plans in place for his next step on the managerial ladder, but he believes that this experience with Clitheroe, on top of his work with Shrewsbury Town, will land him another post at a similar level sooner rather than later.

Haworth said: “I’ve not spoken to anybody yet.

“I’ve not got anything lined up, but I’ve been thinking about things and now we’ve come to a crossroads.

“I want to push on with a club and be more competitive consistently, rather than being up against it and trying to spin plates all the time.

“There hasn’t been any kind of fall out, it’s all been amicable.

“With two years experience at this level I now want to try and take a team out of this division.

“I’ll be on the look out for something so hopefully an opportunity will become available soon.

“I would back myself to go out there and be successful.

“I needed the experience and I’ve got that now.

“I know this level and the one above inside out so I can definitely do a job higher up.

“I might need to take another small step, take another job at this step and do a decent job there.

“I’m in a position now where I can go and be a real asset to another club.

“I can bring a lot to the table.

“Unfortunately that’s not Clitheroe Football Club’s priority.

“I’m just hoping that people have taken note of the job that I’ve done over the last two years.

“I hope I get that phone call because of what I’ve achieved.

“I think it’s been a real success. I would say that the club is in a much healthier position now than what it was two years ago.”