ST ASAPH City boss Daniel Brewerton has distanced himself from the vacant managerial position at CPD Y Rhyl 1879.

Speculation has been rising regarding the Saints’ manager applying for the role given his family association with the club, but Brewerton told the Journal he would not be applying for the role.

This represents a tremendous boost for the city side, who have worked exceptionally hard in the face of adversity in recent months to get their ground up to the Tier 3 criteria standard issued being implemented by the Football Association of Wales in time for the new season.

The Saints’ facility was decimated by flood damage earlier this year, but a rousing community effort has seen the pitch and facilities transformed. This also includes a new all-seater start that will be ready by the FAW’s deadline.

Both Brewerton and brother James have a long association with the old Rhyl FC, but City’s manager said their manager vacancy is not something he is currently looking to involve himself with.

He said: “I think a lot of people were expecting me to apply but to be honest I’m not the type of person to just throw my hat in the ring.

“If a club is looking for a manager or player I think they should be identifying individuals and approaching them.

“When I first started coaching in the academy all those years ago the chance of being involved in the first team management set up was something I’d have jumped at, but I’m not convinced now is the right time to get involved.”

The newly formed club have reportedly received a significant amount of applications relating to the role. They are now expected to form a shortlist before interviewing potential candidates.