CHORLEY chairman Ken Wright is hoping to have a new manager in place at Victory Park by the end of this week.

The Magpies chief is on the look-out for a successor to Paul Lodge, who resigned last week, less than two months after he had replaced Shaun Teale.

Several candidates have already put their names forward, including current caretaker boss Martin Clark.

"We've got a lot of very qualified people who have applied for the job once again, but we've got to make sure we get the right man," said the Chorley chairman.

"Paul Lodge seemed to tick all the right boxes given our circumstances.

"But, for various reasons, it didn't work out and we're now back to the drawing board."

Clark can enhance his chances of getting the job if he can guide the Magpies to only their second league win of a troubled campaign at Stocksbridge Park Steels tonight.