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Club Statement

20 February 2013

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The process has started

After Paul Buckle’s departure from Luton Town Football Club on Tuesday afternoon the club is moving forward in its search to appoint a  successor.

This morning members of the Luton Town board met to discuss the process of appointing Mr Buckle's successor and a recruitment panel has been put in place to lead the football club into a new era. This panel includes the extremely experienced duo of Bill Jennings and Barry Gold.

They will undertake the role of football consultants by assisting the board of directors with their football expertise, to complete the process. Jennings and Gold have been working on recruitment and scouting for Luton Town football club for some time, are well known to the football club and will ensure the best outcome as their main priority.

Once the panel was appointed it drew up the specific characteristics and key skills required to lead Luton Town football club and to establish the consistency of the interviewing process.

The board were united in the desired qualities needed for the next suitable candidate, however the appeal of applicants deemed as 'wildcards' would again be assessed if they were confirmed as being suitably fit for the role to ensure the process is explored exhaustively.

A high number of applications have already been received by the panel and a short-list is being created.

The interviewing process will begin on Thursday with Gary Sweet, Bill Jennings and Barry Gold conducting the initial stages. If an applicant is successful in the initial stage they will be recommended to other nominated board members to conclude the second and final stage of the interviewing process.

There is unlikely to be any further comment on this situation from the Club until terms have been agreed and a first team manager has been installed into his new position.

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