Davis will not be applying for his own job at Spencer Stadium

Banbury United manager Paul Davis says he will not be applying for his own job
Banbury United manager Paul Davis says he will not be applying for his own job

Banbury United manager Paul Davis says he will not be applying for his own job at Spencer Stadium but wants to stay at the club.

The manager’s position at the Evo-Stik Southern League club was advertised following a joint agreement between the Community Benefit Society (CBS) and the current Board in Sunday’s Non-League Paper. The announcement was confidential and Davis was to be informed on Saturday, after the Oxon Senior Cup final and Friday’s presentation evening.

I’m not going to resign so someone will have to sack me but I don’t know who that will be.

Puritans boss Paul Davis

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: “The CBS group 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.”