Parmenter snubbed big names

Dover Athletic chairman Jim Parmenter turned down some “high profile” applicants before appointing Chris Kinnear as the club’s new manager.

Kinnear has led the Whites to three wins and a draw since succeeding Nicky Forster, with the newly appointed boss having previously held the managerial reins at Crabble Athletic Ground from 1985 to 1995.

Parmenter said: “It wasn’t a gamble at all. I’ve worked twice before with Chris and twice I’ve had success with him. That’s the whole reason I got him back.

“There were other options and it was the usual situation where lots of people rung up and I got some cryptic messages through third parties, some who were high profile.

“It wouldn’t be right to mention names but it would have been a bit like the situation that we were in when we appointed Nicky Forster.

“You don’t sack managers and hope other ones turn up – you’ve got to have a plan in mind.”

Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2013