Dons board ask Bassey to apply for manager's role

First published in Sport Wimbledon Guardian: Photograph of the Author by , Sports editor

AFC Wimbledon's caretaker manager Simon Bassey is in the running to take the hot seat full time.

Bassey, who is celebrating his testimonial after joining the Dons as a player 10 years ago, was asked by the club's board to apply for the manager's position after Terry Brown was sacked last week.

Under Bassey's leadership, the Dons claimed a League Two 1-0 win at Wycombe Wanderers - a result which ironically spelled the end for the Wycombe boss Gary Waddock who was sacked after the final whistle.

Bassey said: "I've done pretty much every job there is to do at Wimbledon and I would have loved to carry on working under Terry if the situation was different.

"The club has asked me to apply for the position and I will do so because this is a fantastic club.

"It was a great honour to lead the team on Saturday and to do it again this weekend at home will give me even more pride."

He added: "I love this club, but who knows how long I will be here should a new manager come in?

"Hopefully my time here will run for a lot longer yet."



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