Faversham Town appoint Tommy Warrilow as their new manager

Wednesday 10th January 2024

FAVERSHAM TOWN chairman Gary Smart has appointed Tommy Warrilow as the club’s new manager.

The Lilywhites parted company with Sammy Moore after only 52 games in charge on Tuesday 2 January.

Matthew Newman and Phil Miles took charge of last Saturday’s 2-2 home draw against Tunbridge Wells, which leaves the big-spending Lilywhites in second-place in the Southern Counties East Football League Premier Division table.

Glebe are at the summit with 45 points from 23 games, while the four play-off places contain Faversham Town (44 points from 23 games), Corinthian (42 points from 20 games), Deal Town (42 points from 19 games) and Whitstable Town (42 points from 24 games).

“Tommy will bring along with him his trusted backroom staff and will take training tomorrow night in preparation for the game at Rusthall on Saturday,” said Smart in a statement.

“The board expresses gratitude to all the applicants who applied for the vacant position, whether by direct application or invitation.

“Both the board and I are confident that we have the right experienced manager in place to propel the club forward.

“With years of top-level managerial experience, Tommy is a valuable addition and we consider ourselves fortunate to have him on board at this stage of the season.

“Tommy has eagerly awaited a return to football since departing Ashford United at the end of last season, where he left an indelible mark with his successful tenure.

“His noteworthy track record with clubs like Ashford United, Tonbridge Angels and Cray Wanderers further emphasises his capability.

“We would also like to extend our sincere thanks to Matt Newman and Phil Miles, who provided valuable assistance with the management duties during the interim period while a suitable candidate with being chosen.

“The club is committed to supporting Tommy in the pursuit of promotion this season and in the seasons to come.

“We invite you to join us in extending best wishes to Tommy and his backroom team for the remainder of the season as we strive for promotion.  Let’s rally behind the new management team and the players in Saturday’s game against Rusthall.”

Warrilow takes his side to play Jimmy Anderson’s Rusthall, a side that sit in the bottom three in the table with 16 points from their 23 league outings.

The hosts are just one point clear of bottom side Stansfeld, whom have one game in hand, while this will be the first time that Warrilow has managed in the ninth-tier of English football.

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