So, who will be the person to show Banbury United manager Paul Davis the door at Spencer Stadium?
A member of the current Board or a representative of the Community Benefit Society (CBS) group? Either way, someone is going to have to tell Davis if he is no longer the club’s manager.
“Although I’m not applying I want to remain as manager.Puritans boss Paul Davis
That’s because just three days after the Puritans won the Oxon Senior Cup with a thrilling penalty shoot-out victory over North Leigh, an advertisement for a new manager appeared in Sunday’s Non-League Paper, placed by the club on behalf of the current Board and the CBS steering group.
There is no vacancy for another manager because Davis is adamant he is going nowhere until someone tells him he is no longer wanted at Spencer Stadium.
The placing of the advertisement was confidential and Davis was to be informed on Saturday, after the Oxon Senior Cup final and Friday’s presentation evening.
But Davis found out at the club’s presentation evening at Spencer Stadium. CBS chairman Stephen Barlow rang Davis on Saturday night and encouraged the Puritans boss to apply for the position.
But Davis said: “They wouldn’t be advertising for the position of manager if they wanted me to stay.
“Stephen Barlow rang me on Saturday night and apologised for the way the news had got out. He urged me to apply for the job but I won’t be because I’m the one in the job.
“Although I’m not applying I want to remain as manager.
“I want to stay and so do the players. I’m not going to resign so someone will have to sack me, but I don’t know who that will be.”