THE fate of Vics boss Dino Maamria will be decided this week after the internal investigation surrounding his suspension was completed.
Northwich owner Jim Rushe will meet the manager, who is still technically on gardening leave, to decide whether he will return to his role at the Marston’s Arena.
In Maamria’s absence, caretaker manager Mike Marsh has steered Vics away from the bottom of the Conference Premier.
Rushe said: “We have finished speaking to everyone at the club and the investigation is complete. We just need to speak to Dino now and come to some resolution.
“We will see what he thinks and we’ll say what we think. It wouldn’t be fair for me to comment on our position prior to that conversation.”
If Maamria does return, he will find his squad in fine form and the club in a much better position that when he was suspended for reasons still unconfirmed.
Two wins and a draw from Vics’ last three league games have propelled them above fellow strugglers Grays Athletic and Lewes, who they defeated 3-2 at the weekend (see page 38).
But attention is turned away from the league on Saturday as Vics host AFC Telford United for their all-important FA Cup fourth-qualifying round clash (3pm ko).
The winners stand to receive £12,500 and gain a place in the first- round proper of the world’s most famous domestic cup competition.