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Cockerill keen on Welling job
GLENN Cockerill has told News Shopper he wants to become Welling United’s new manager.
The former Southampton star came close to landing the job almost two years ago, but just missed out to Andy Ford.
Ford’s recent decision to quit led Cockerill to apply for the job again, although he confirmed he has yet to hear anything back from the club’s owners.
Cockerill said: “I spoke to them about two weeks ago when Andy left and that was the last I’ve heard.
“However, that isn’t exactly surprising because I work for the Premier League as a coach abroad and only returned from Senegal yesterday.
“Welling knew that before I went, so I wouldn’t have expected to hear from them until now anyway.”
Cockerill says he isn’t put off in the slightest by the experience of missing out on the job before, or Ford’s claim he didn’t have the budget to take the Wings forward.
“I can bring stability and they know what they are getting after what I did at Woking,” he explained.
“We didn’t exactly have much money to spend there and we seemed to do OK.
“I can get the best out of players and there are a lot of players out there who want to play for me.
“I’ve spent the last two years as a scout for Carlisle United looking at players from the non-league, so I know what this division is about.”
He added: “I didn’t get the job before but it is not an issue for me.
“I like the owners there and we seemed to get on well.
“They know I’m keen and they also know exactly what I’m about.
“It isn’t a million miles away from home either because I live in Oxted.”