Steve Claridge set to take over Salisbury City

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BBC pundit, Steve Claridge is set to take over the helm at a very new looking, Salisbury City side according to BBC Sport.

A new consortium, consisting of Claridge have had an offer for the club accepted. Claridge is set to manage the new looking side who will have to change their name due to FA regulations.

Local businessmen David Phillips, Jeremy Harwood and Graeme Mundy, along with BBC pundit Claridge and ex-Weymouth chairman Ian Ridley are behind the takeover.

“There is a lot to do,” said Ridley. “We need to meet with the trustees to get agreement to play again at the Raymond McEnhill Stadium, and we really hope they will support us.

“After that, we have to talk to the FA about getting into a good standard league for next season.

“Because we cannot be Salisbury City FC again due to FA regulations, we intend to seek supporters’ input in a new name for the club and perhaps even have a vote on a shortlist if that is permitted.”

Meanwhile, Claridge is excited by the new project and insists he is beginning to recruit players to ready his squad for next season, “I’m really looking forward to trying to get us back up the football pyramid as quickly as possible, being realistic about that at the same time,” said Claridge.

“I intend to spend the rest of this season looking for and recruiting players for next season so that we hit the ground running.”

With Claridge’s hands full, who will join Manish on the Football League Show next season?