CHAIRMAN Stewart Day insists the Bury board are not actively seeking a new manager after sacking Chris Lucketti last week.

Player-coach Ryan Lowe was put in charge until the end of the season and made a winning start to his second spell at the helm, with Bury coming from behind to beat Oxford United last Saturday.

And, at least for now, the board is not sifting through CV’s while Lowe continues his bid to lead the Shakers to League One survival.

“The CVs we had previously, no one really struck me as ‘you’re going to take us forward’,” said Day. “We could have gone for an experienced manager but look at Eddie Howe and other young managers who have come through.

“Football’s changed dramatically over the last 10 to 15 years.

“Lowey’s a good coach. He wants to learn, he wants to get better, and he’s got good, recent contacts in the game.

“People talk about the likes of Steven Gerrard or Ryan Giggs getting a job at this level, but why would they be any better than Ryan Lowe?

“He’s played at Championship, League One and League Two level so he understands the leagues, he knows the players and he’s a likeable lad.

“He wants to put his stamp on it and he’s got an opportunity now where, if he does well, we can review things at the end of the season. But, right now, all we’re focused on is getting as many wins in the next 18 games as we possibly can.”

As revealed by the Bury Times last week, Steve Schumacher has rejoined the club as first-team coach to assist Lowe and academy boss Ryan Kidd.

And Kidd’s under-18 side claimed a memorable win on Monday night as Bury reached the fifth round of the FA Youth Cup for only the second time in their history.

Callum Hulme’s 56th-minute goal gave the young Shakers a 1-0 win against Aston Villa and earned them a home tie against another Championship side, Birmingham City, in the last 16.