Oxford United have been inundated with applications for the vacant Head Coach role since Michael Appleton’s departure this week.
Over 50 high calibre applications came in within the first 48 hours and the club will now go through a thorough recruitment policy, as Chairman Darryl Eales explains:
“The reputation of Oxford United as a progressive football club has been confirmed to me by the quality of the people who've come forward already. We have been contacted by excellent candidates from all across Europe and from the very highest level in this country.
“Over the next few days we'll be drawing up a shortlist as well as speaking to candidates we have long considered might be suitable should the vacancy arise. From there we will move on to formal interviews.
“In some ways timing is of the essence given the proximity of pre-season but there is no point rushing to the wrong decisions. We are a club that bases itself around sustainability and creating the right culture, so ensuring any appointment fits this criteria is essential.
“We feel we have a very strong structure and backroom team in place - nothing has changed in that respect - and we will go through the correct process to ensure we get the right person to ensure that the progress we have made over the last three years continues.”
We are a club that bases itself around sustainability and creating the right culture, so ensuring any appointment fits this criteria is essential.