Thamesmead Town have announced the appointment of former Maidstone United manager Tommy Warrilow, reports Casey Cooper-Fiske.
Warrilow will bring his faithful assistant Alex O’Brian with him to Bayliss Avenue as his number two. Thamesmead had to delay the announcement earlier on in the week due to Chairman Phil Bowden-Brown’s visit to hospital.
In a club statement Warrilow said he was ‘delighted’ to be back in management and added that he thought there were ‘great plans for the future’.
Bowden-Brown said in a statement on the club’s website: “Tommy’s name was mentioned to me in the board room last Saturday and without knowing if he would even be interested in this position, I decided to make contact”. It appears Bowden-Brown sees Warrilow as a perfect fit for the Mead, saying in his statement that Warrilow was “impressed with our long term plans” and believes the club are “going in the right direction”.
Warrilow had most recently been working with West Ham’s academy to recruit the latest young talent emerging from the local non-league scene. Warrilow has been involved with a number of non-league clubs throughout his career including Tunbridge Angels and Cray Wanderers after finishing a playing career that included spells at Watford and Millwall. Warrilow also has experience of playing abroad in Australia and Finland before moving into the non-league game to play for Crawley, Dartford and Gravesend among many others.