CARETAKER manager Mike Marsh would welcome boss Dino Maamria back from suspension, despite showing he has all the credentials to lead Vics to safety.
Former Liverpool player Marsh saw his side earn four priceless points last week and is enjoying every minute of being in temporary charge of bottom-of-the-league Vics.
But he says he would be happy if Vics officials indeed make the surprise decision to bring Maamria back off “gardening leave” to take charge again at the Marston’s Arena.
He said: “I am just the caretaker boss – if they decide to bring back Dino then great. We’ve juts got to wait and see and get on with things but the sooner it is sorted out then the better for everyone involved with the football club.”
Maamria, who was unavailable for comment, is currently suspended while an internal investigation is being completed by Vics owner Jim Rushe.
Rushe confirmed the investigation is coming to a close but was not ready to make an official announcement about the first-team management issue.
He said: “There is nothing more to add at this moment. We feel we have spoken to most of the staff now and that will continue this week until we come to a conclusion and we would like that to be as soon as possible.”
Vics travelled to Stafford Rangers last night for their second-round clash in the Setanta Shield – a competition Marsh thinks the Greens can win.
But attention returns to a six-pointer in East Sussex on Saturday as Northwich travel to face fellow strugglers Lewes at their Dripping Pan ground.
Vics go into the vital Conference clash confident after beating Grays on Saturday (see page 54) and will be encouraged by Lewes having the worst goal difference in the league, having conceded 17 at home.
Vics will be without Chris Flynn and Matty Crowell through suspension but will be boosted by the signing of Scunthorpe United youngster Peter Winn, who joined the club on Friday.
Vics have been drawn to play Blue Square North play-off chasers AFC Telford United in the fourth qualifying-round of the FA Cup. The tie will be played at the Marston’s Arena on Saturday, October 25 (3pm ko). The winners will pocket £12,500.