Feb 14 2013 By Matt Lewis
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HAYES and Yeading’s search for a new manager will gather pace this morning as the club holds a meeting to draw up a shortlist of potential candidates.
More than a dozen people have applied for the post vacated by Nas Bashir last week. The club’s director of football, Tony O’Driscoll, has stepped in as caretaker, assisted by Tristan Lewis.
CVs are piling up on Derek Goodall’s desk, and the club chairman will head the meeting to narrow down the targets.
The fans’ choice, ex AFC Wimbledon boss Terry Brown, is one applicant and assistant boss Lewis is also keen to take up the reins at Kingfield.
One man who will not be called for an interview is ex-manager Garry Haylock, who is now a scout and striking coach at Exeter City.
“I don’t think going back would be beneficial to either party,” he told the Gazette this week. “I’ve not given anybody an indication.
“I wouldn’t rule out a return to management but not just yet. I want to finish the season here and possibly another, then I might look at what’s available.”
Former West Ham star Julian Dicks, who applied for the United job when Haylock left in June 2011, is said to be still interested in the role.
The Gazette also understands veteran striker Scott McGleish is hoping for a move from pitch to dugout.
Meanwhile, United hope to bring in two players from Blue Square Premier side Dartford, to freshen things up on the field.
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