Bath City to delay managerial appointment until after Cup

National League South will wait until their Emirates FA Cup game against Knaphill before appointing Gary Owers’ replacement, according to a Club Statement.

48-year-old Owers departed Twerton Park to take over at Vanarama National League basement side, Torquay United. The Romans boss exits the Somerset side and leaves a vacancy at Twerton Park and, with the Club having an improved transfer budget since being taken over by supporters in the pre-season, the job is expected to arouse plenty of applicants.

However Bath have admitted that they will not make a hurried decision as former player – and current coach – Jim Rollo takes the reins on a temporary basis, although Rollo is yet to declare whether he would be interested in taking the full-time position.

Owers signed a new contract for Bath in May so Bath City will, therefore, be entitled to compensation from Torquay United which the Club confirmed in a statement.

It read: “Bath City FC today announces that Gary Owers has sadly resigned and left his post as Team Manager to take a new role at Torquay United in the Vanarama National League.

“Bath City FC will be entitled to a compensatory payment from Gary’s new club.

“The Bath City Board would like to place on record its thanks to Gary for his tenure at the Club and appreciation that he is leaving the team in a much better situation than when he arrived.”

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