A NAME on the wish list of some fans has ruled himself out of the running to become Worcester City’s new manager.

Worcester-based Quentin Townsend, boss at Midland Football League rivals Stourport Swifts, revealed the post was “not something I will be applying for” having guided his team to the third round of the FA Vase.

Swifts will tackle City’s conquerors Shepshed Dynamo on Saturday (3pm) while sitting pretty in second spot in the Premier Division.

That has seen some supporters bring his name into the equation following the resignation of Ashley Vincent in the wake of the 3-2 defeat at Shepshed – a match City had led 2-0 in the 82nd minute.

“I have to be honest, I have spent three years here in the middle of a plan,” said Townsend.

“Finally I am now at the place I wanted to be at in terms of where we are sat in the league so no, it is not something I will be applying for.”

Whoever gets the job may not be appointed until after Christmas according to a report in Sunday's Non League Paper.

Chairman Steve Goode said: “This decision has to be right and things will progress at our pace.

“We are not going to rush into making someone manager. We want to make sure we get the right person.

“Worcester City is a club with a big fanbase, we are expected to do well so there is a heck of a lot of pressure, particularly now we are now back in Worcester.

“For now we are going to continue as best we can as if nothing has happened until we find the right manager.”