Boro set for talks with boss Kittrick

Steve Kittrick celebrates with Chris Bolder
Steve Kittrick celebrates with Chris Bolder

Scarborough Athletic chairman Trevor Bull will be sitting down with manager Steve Kittrick next week to thrash out the plans for the future.

Athletic are keen to keep Kittrick as manager and the former Guiseley boss wants to remain in the hotseat, but the finer details need to be ironed out before a deal is reached.

Kittrick has led Boro to a resurgent finish in their final Evo-Stik North campaign at Bridlington Town’s Queensgate.

Taking them to third in the table, but they lost 3-1 to Ossett Town in the play-offs on Tuesday night.

Bull said: “Steve is our manager and we have no plans to change that.

“We have called a board meeting for Saturday, at which we will be discussing a variety of topics, including the playing budget for next season.

“I will be hoping to speak to Steve next week and we will see how we can move things forward.

“I will be honest with Steve because we have to make sure that we don’t gamble and put the club at risk.”

The Boro chairman and board are keen to progress through the leagues and the ambition for the first campaign at the Scarborough Leisure Village will be promotion to the Evo-Stik Premier Division.

Bull added: “We know that this club needs to be in a higher league, but it is all a balance about how you go about things.

“There will be more expenses at the new leisure village than when we were in Bridlington.

“Yes, there will be more profit than at Bridlington, but there are so many other expenses that we haven’t been used to.

“Of course, we want to go for promotion, but it has to be affordable.

“A few of the bigger clubs in our division have big-money backers, which is something we don’t have.

“Nobody will be here to pump £20,000 in if we are struggling and we won’t be going back to ask fans for money like we did a year or so ago.

“It is a case of being ambitious, but being ambitious within our means.”