Chettle happy with win in what could be his last Ilkeston Town game

Steve Chettle
Steve Chettle

Steve Chettle says his future remains uncertain this week - at both Ilkeston Town and Notts County.

The Robins boss took charge of what is expected to be his last game at the New Manor Ground on Bank Holiday Monday, overseeing a 4-1 win against South Normanton Athletic.

He was due to take over as first team coach at Notts County, but has now been installed as caretaker boss at Meadow Lane following the sacking of Kevin Nolan.

And he says he now plans to talk to the owner of both clubs, Alan Hardy, over his future this week, with it being unclear at this stage as to who the new permanent boss will be and who will be required on the coaching staff, although Chettle is firmly in the running for the manager's job.

He said: "I'll work at Notts County with the first team tomorrow (Tuesday) and they have a game at home to Forest Green Rovers on Saturday.

"I'll talk to Alan Hardy about things and see how things go. As for whether this was my last game at Ilkeston, it's unclear at the moment."

Of the performance, Chettle said: "It wasn't quite the complete performance we've been searching for but we were very good at times.

"I'm disappointed with the goal we conceded, of course, but we had several players perform very well today and it's good to continue our great form."

Ilkeston are next in action at Gedling Miners Welfare on Saturday in the FA Vase, with assistant manager Ian Deakin expected to take charge of the Ilkeston team.