HELLENIC LEAGUE: Fisher to decide Highworth fate on Monday
5:30am Wednesday 21st May 2014 in By Michael Reeves, Deputy sports editor
JOHN Fisher says that he will make his mind up whether to stay on as Highworth Town manager by Monday.
The Elms chief has been pondering his future at the Hellenic League Premier Division club for some time as he seeks assurances over the players’ commitment to the cause.
Fisher will meet with the club’s committee on Monday and he says that a definitive decision will be made then.
“If I decide to stay on I will be here for the whole season,” Fisher said. “But I need to be sure that everyone is committed.
“If they are not then there is no point in carrying on, the committee are trying to sought a few things out and if we can get it done then it will be great.
“But I have to be fair to the club as well, if I decide I’m going I have got to give them plenty of time to find a new manager so that they can prepare for next season.”
Fisher admits that this is one of the toughest decisions he has had to make as he insists that should he leave the club he will call time on his career in football.
“I need to be 100 per cent sure of what I’m doing,” Fisher said. “There have been some positive talks, but I need to be sure in my mind everything is right.
“This is a big decision for me, if I do go then that will be it for me, I won’t manage another club.”
Having gone away with the players last weekend for the end of season get-together, Fisher says that the players all wanted him to stay on for another campaign and that they would be committed for the term.
“None of them said that they are leaving,” the Worthians chief said. “They all said that are committed - that is easy to say now.
“I need to know that when I’m trying to sort out players for a midweek match they are going to be available.
“But we had a great weekend away and they all looked after the old man.”