Vanarama National League South side Hampton & Richmond Borough have awarded Manager Alan Dowse a full-time role following his side’s performances this season.

The former Walton & Hersham and Kingstonian Manager is set to take his first full-time job in football at the age of 46 but was forced to say a goodbye to those at Weston Green Primary School where he had previously worked.

“It’s an ambition I’ve had since I finished as a full-time player,” he said to the club website. “Now is the time to change my life. If I hadn’t taken this opportunity, it’s something I feel I would look back on with regret.”

The Beavers’ Manager will now use his full-time position in order to watch the club’s development sides and scout for potential new players at the Beveree Stadium.

“I’ve lost out on people in the past because I couldn’t meet them due to my school commitments.” the Beavers’ boss stated.

Dowson most certainly deserves the full-time position as he looks ahead to his third season with the club and, having achieved promotion with every club he has managed and having taken the Beavers to the National League South play-offs, Chairman Graham Wood has all the belief he can take the London side to the top-flight of Non League football.

The club’s chairman said: “Dowse is a popular figure with everyone here. He combines a likeable nature with great determination and a drive to succeed. We want to give him every change to produce a side that can take us beyond last season’s achievements.”

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