Bullock and Haslam to take charge of Blues after Hardy resignation

Lee Bullock and Nathan Haslam will take charge of Whitby Town at Warrington Town on Saturday afternoon following the departure of manager Chris Hardy.

Friday, 2nd October 2020, 4:18 pm
Updated Friday, 2nd October 2020, 4:22 pm
Lee Bullock

The news came as a shock to many associated with the Seasiders, but with the fixtures continuing to come thick and fast there was no time to play with for the Blues Board.

Haslam is no stranger to management having moved to the Towbar Express Stadium having managed Whitley Bay but admits that preparation hasn't been easy with the short notice.

"The situation isn't ideal," Haslam admitted.

"We got the news late on Thursday and myself and Bully (Lee Bullock) took the session, and we weren't actually 100% sure on what was happening.

"It's football and we move on and we need to make sure that the lads are prepared for a hard game at Warrington, but they're also playing for their places in the team."

Despite only making the switch to Whitby this summer, Haslam feels that Hardy has helped him learn more about what is key to being successful as a manager.

He believes that his experience and knowledge of the non-league game will remain with the players and could potentially help them over what could be a difficult few weeks.

"Chris has been top drawer," said Haslam.

"I've learnt things from him in the short time I've been here so it's a shame that he's decided to move on but it's all for the right reasons from a personal point of view.

"We've got to move on sharpish."