OUTGOING boss Graham Kemp has highly recommended the Christchurch vacancy to any up-and-coming manager wishing to prove their qualities.

Kemp believes the Hurn Bridge post will give his successor a perfect opportunity to display their credentials with the backing of a supportive club.

Christchurch are looking to replace long-serving Kemp after the experienced Wessex League manager announced his resignation earlier this month.

Chairman Mark Duffy reported yesterday that he had received no applications since dismissing two enquiries from Italy and Trinidad & Tobago.

Kemp thinks the festive period and a well-publicised non-paying policy has played a part in the lack of initial interest.

But the former centre-half, who will remain in charge until a new boss is appointment, insists young bosses should be queueing up to take the chance.

Kemp said: “During the early part of January, I think there will be an increase in interest.

“It is a good position and, for me, it would be a good job for a young up-and-coming manager who really wants to progress.

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