FORMER Oswestry Town player/manager Dave Norman is the front runner to take over the managerial reins at Caernarfon Town, following the sacking of Adie Jones.
Defender Norman was brought in by Jones after the demise of the Oswestry club last summmer.
Wayne Phillips was in charge at Welshpool - the 33-year-old former Wrexham player agreed to help when chairman George Denham attended the players' midweek training session.
Caernarfon have no match next weekend because of the Welsh Cup, and will use the breathing space to reorganise.
Denham said: "We had to get this Saturday's arrangements sorted out quickly and Wayne agreed to run the team, on a one-off basis to start. We shall see how things go after that."
Acting boss Phillips said: "This is a very short-term decision to help out, because I want time to think about the situation.
"I might be interested in taking the job permanently but it is difficult for me, in view of what has happened.
"I have enjoyed my football with Caernarfon over the last three months, as much as over the previous 10 years. But, like all the lads, I feel for Adie. He is a good mate of mine."
Caernarfon's directors are keeping their options open and one possible move would be to appoint a caretaker-boss for the remaining six weeks of the season.
Although three former Wrexham men at the club have all been linked with the job, Norman is the only current Canary with previous managerial experience.
When he relinquished the Oswestry post he said he wanted to concentrate on playing for the time being, but may well be tempted by the position at The Oval.
29 February 2021