PAUL Mulvaney has this week been appointed manager of Burnham after a successful spell as caretaker boss.

Mulvaney had been assistant to ex-manager Mark Tallentire and took over the role on an interim basis last month.

In three games in charge – a win and two draws – Blues chairman Gary Reeves has seen enough in his man to cancel the interview process.

Mulvaney will be backed by Reeves and Byron Walton and his first official game in charge is at home to Dorking Wanderers in the FA Trophy on Saturday (3pm).

Reeves told the Observer: “Paul has been managing the team and doing a very good job of it. He gets his message across and has the full respect of the players.

“He’s keen on his own ideas about how he wants us to play and watching the performance at Tiverton, he has done a great job. I was in the dugout on Saturday and actually really enjoyed it.

“There’s no reason for us to change anything. We’re ticking along nicely and that says something about what Paul has brought to the team, which is great.

“I had a chat with Byron and we thought, why not? Why try and fix something that’s not broken. We know it can change here at Burnham at any time, but we’re looking at going forward.

“There’s a long way to go but we can’t grumble at this stage. We’ve not got to make sure we’re competitive out there and push on up the table.

“If we’re getting a competitive side together it’s fantastic for Paul, the team and the football club.

“After the game on Saturday, you would’ve thought we had won the cup final with what we achieved with only 10 men. We played some good football.”