GREAT Harwood are looking for their third manager this season after Dave Sharples left the club last week.
Chairman Bill Holden is hoping to appoint someone to the NWCL Division One bottom side as soon as possible.
Ex-Clitheroe manager and Harwood defender Lee Sculpher, one of the names in the frame for the manager's job, and Ged Walsh will take charge for Good Friday's derby against Ramsbottom at Colne FC's Holt House (ko 3pm).
"Dave came to me before the game against Salford City last Saturday and said he wanted to leave for personal reasons," said the chairman.
"He said it was nothing to do with the football club. It has been hard for him, since he took over from Dave Bradford, we have lost a number of players, the changing rooms have burnt down and we have been forced to play our home games away and it hasn't been easy."
The Robins won promotion to Division One last season under John Hughes but he departed early on to take over at Chorley, where he has since left.
Former Blackburn Rovers player Dave Bradford then took over but lasted just 15 games before his assistant Sharples stepped into the hotseat in October.
But he has been unable to lift Harwood off the bottom of the league as they have won just three of their 30 league games all season.
"We need to bring someone in sooner rather than later to start preparing for next season.
"Games are running out for us now to get off the bottom although it isn't impossible but we need to get some stability again."
Harwood will want to put a torrid last week behind them as Sharples left before the game at Salford City and then there was only 11 players available. Adie Prestage got sent off and the Robins lost 8-0.
"It was just one of those days," said the chairman. "But we should have some players back for the Easter games."
After Friday's game, Harwood travel to Nantwich on Monday (Ko 3pm).
Anyone wishing to apply for the manager's job can contact Bill on 07969 503052.