GLENN Tamplin will remain in the Billericay Town dugout for their clash with Dartford tomorrow, but he expects to appoint a new boss in the coming days.

Billericay have been without a manager since Harry Wheeler was sacked at the end of last month.

And following the departure of first team coach Tristan Lewis - who has joined Wheeler at National League side Maidstone United - Tamplin confirmed he will be in charge this weekend but the fans can expect a new man at the helm next week.

“I will be in the dugout until I find a replacement,” said Tamplin.

“We have got a lot of good options and I am looking to appoint a new manager by Wednesday.

“I had a chat with Steve Watt about the job, but we couldn’t come to an agreement.

“I offered him £400 per week but he wanted £500 per week, so I didn’t call him back and I never offered him the job.”

Meanwhile, Tamplin confirmed meetings over the ownership of the club will continue into next week.

The Billericay owner put the club up for sale earlier this month, claiming he had ‘been pushed too far’ and needed to step down.

And Tamplin, who has invested more than £2.5million in the club, admitted there are a number of interested parties.

Tamplin, who took over as owner nearly two years ago, added: “I have had six meetings with potential investors to date.

“Only one person has come in with what I believe is a sensible offer.

“He wants to take the club into the Football League, but he believes I am the face of the football club and so he wants me to stay and us to own the club 50/50.

“That would suit me but I still have four meetings to come next week.

“I will decide what happens after those meetings.”