GRAHAM Turner’s 15-year association with Hereford United appears to be drawing to a close.

The Bulls chairman and director of football, who put up his shareholding in the club for sale last week, said yesterday (Wednesday): “I think the chances that I will be here next season are very slim.

“I have had several phonecalls about the shares and there are a couple of realistic options among them.

“But it is early days, and I do not expect a massive amount of instant activity.”

In the meantime, Turner and Joan Fennessy, the deputy club chairman and company secretary whose shares are also on the market, will continue to run the club as they have done for more than a decade.

But Turner confirmed that no managerial appointment would be made until the situation is resolved.

“It will be a difficult interim period but I have told people who have applied for the job what the position is.

“I shall be looking at individual players’ contracts - I think if you asked the majority of supporters who they wanted to keep then I don’t suppose that would be far off. It’s a matter of common sense.”

Turner will now be concentrating on the last three games of the season, with promoted Rochdale the visitors to Edgar Street on Saturday.

Ryan Green, who missed the trip to Accrington on Saturday with a thigh strain should be fit for selection and, otherwise, there is a clean bill of health.

Loanees Daniel Preston and Jake Jervis (Birmingham City), Lewis Young (Watford) and Paul Downing (West Bromwich Albion) have, however, all returned to their parent clubs which will open up places in the squad for the Bulls’ fringe players.

And another loanee, Leicester City’s Astrit Ajdarevic, may come into contention after figuring in Hereford’s 2-1 reserve team win over Bristol Rovers on Tuesday.