Speaking after signing, Dowse was impatient to get on with the task of getting the Beavers back into the playoff spots.
“I can’t wait to get started. I have wanted an opportunity like this for a long time.” he said after signing his contract with chairman Graham Wood looking on.
He will formally take up his duties in early July after he has said goodbye to friends and colleagues at Weston Green School, Thames Ditton, and Westward School at Walton, where he has worked for 20 years.
Meanwhile, training starts this coming Saturday (24th) with a session at Carlisle Park, Hampton, for the first team squad plus a number of triallists.
Dowse is happy to see supporters there if they want to watch the players being put through their paces.
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The dust has settled on the signings for the Beavers and the squad is taking shape, leaving Dowse pleased with the players he’s brought in. When you look at the squad as a whole, it looks good.
Dowse brought in Claudiu Vilcu and Charlie Wassmer to add some extra quality to the defenders currently with the club, Tom Jelley, Kieran Murphy, Josh Casey, Michael Kamara and Sam Gallagher, meaning that there’s plenty of options there to choose from.
Max Kretzschmar and Harry Crawford were added to the likes of Leon Solomon, Nathan Collier, Jerome Federico and Brendan Kiernan, although Crawford can fit in either outside or just behind the striker.
In addition to Crawford, Ryan Moss joined the squad, to give a bit of variety alongside Duncan Culley and Christian Jolley. Moss is a bit of a poacher in the box, and working alongside the bustling Culley, should give opposing defences some issues.
However, the one vital position that Dowse is still working on,...