SPENCER HARRIS says the Wrexham board hope to appoint a new manager as "quickly as possible".

The club are looking for a new chief after Sam Ricketts, who only took up his first managerial position in May, decided to leave The Racecourse to take over at League One side Shrewsbury Town.

His assistant, Graham Barrow, was at the helm for Saturday's 0-0 draw against Newport County in the FA Cup alongside Jussi Jaaskelainen and Carl Darlington after Ricketts was told not to attend the second round tie, and the former Chester, Wigan and Rochdale boss will take charge of the first team on an interim basis.

The process to appoint a new manager is underway and director Harris says the club is looking for someone to come in and work with the current backroom staff.

"We will be looking to make an appointment as quickly as possible," said Harris.

"We have got a fantastic backroom staff and we are looking to bring someone in to work with the backroom staff already in place."

Wrexham are looking for a fourth manager of the year - Dean Keates left to take over at hometown club Walsall in March and was followed to the League One club in the summer by his successor, Andy Davies - and Harris says the promotion chasing Reds are an attractive proposition.

"Any manager would want to work for a club like Wrexham and lead a team in front of a crowd such as Wrexham's," said Harris.

"When you look at the incredible atmosphere that the supporters created on Saturday, it was one of the highest FA Cup crowds and shows what this club is all about." Former Shrewsbury boss John Askey and two ex-Wrexham captains, Darren Ferguson and Dennis Lawrence, are three names linked with the Racecourse vacancy but Harris would not speculate on who is in the frame.

"It would not be fair for us to talk about individuals," added Harris.