FORMER Billericay Town owner Glenn Tamplin is set to takeover a new club, Echosport can exclusively reveal.

Tamplin walked away from the National League South side in September.

But, having not achieved his goal of reaching the Football League with Town, Tamplin is itching to get back into the game.

Sources tell Echosport that Chelmsford City are the favourites for Tamplin to takeover and he will be in attendance at their National League South clash with Dorking Wanderers tomorrow.

“Due to the fact I couldn’t fulfil my ambitions at Billericay Town and get them into the Football League, I am currently in talks with numerous clubs,” said Tamplin.

“I am gutted that I couldn’t guide Billericay into the Football League but I had to leave the club because some of the negative comments aimed at me and family members by the minority of Billericay fans was hard to swallow but, nevertheless, it still came from Billericay fans.

“Even after being hurt by my own fans, I still paid more than £150,000 to pay players to leave the club and walk away from their contracts without taking action against the club.

"I handed the club over to local businessmen without there being any debts against players or problems with the players that the club could not afford to pay themselves.

“I’m already missing football and want to get involved in football again. I will be going to watch a football club tomorrow.

“I’ve spoken to the new business owners at Billericay and they want to carry the club forward themselves.

“They want to move forward without me, which I fully understand.

“I have walked away having invested more than £2million because I now know it’s in very good hands and will be sustainable for the future as always promised.”