Otford United appoint Jamie Knight and Mike Cunningham as their new management team

Saturday 21st November 2020

OTFORD UNITED have appointed their new management team from within.


The club have appointed Jamie Knight and Mike Cunningham as their new managers, replacing Ricky Tompkins, who was axed by the club last Sunday, 15 November.

The club have also announced Kenny Gillam will be promoted to assistant manager, having joined the club during the summer.

Chairman Stuart Cunningham said: “Jamie and Mike will bring a wealth of experience to the management and the club committee will be there alongside them, as they aim to push Otford United FC onwards and upwards.”

Knight, who made his first-team debut at the age of 15, said: “I’m absolutely buzzing, to be honest, this club has been a huge part of my life for such a long time and to now be the manager of my boyhood club is an absolute dream come true.”

Mike Cunningham added: “Very excited about the opportunity to take a club that is very close to both mine and Jamie’s hearts and drive it forward.

“We have an exciting squad of players that we can’t wait to get on the training ground with to start our new push together.

“There is a great squad of players that have the potential to become a force to be reckoned with in the league but we have to first accept that we have underperformed and that without hard work we will not achieve our goals.

“We are also blessed with a new feed of players from our youth section, which is the recipe for success at any club and we can’t wait to work with these boys in their personal development.”

The O’s remain in lockdown so the pair will have to wait for their first game in charge in December but the club are presently sitting in the bottom four of the Kent County League Premier Division table with two wins and two draws from their opening 10 league outings.