The Ryman Football League
Published 2nd May 2012
....management in the short-term.
The Brickies finished third from bottom in Ryman League Division One South after a 4-0 final day defeat at Walton & Hersham last Saturday.
It meant they finished two points clear of bottom side Whyteleafe, and ahead of Burgess Hill Town on goal difference after the latter’s surprise 1-0 win at Dulwich Hamlet.
Dowley, a cost recovery manager in a City of London law firm, is not ruling out a return to management in the future.
He said: "The experience has frightened me off for the moment, but I would love to do it again, and would probably try and do things differently.
"I would certainly look to bring in an experienced right-hand man, like Steve Nolan, who has been coaching with me.
"I have known the chairman Andy Spice since I was 13, and appreciated the chance he gave me. It’s a good club, with a lot of people working hard and putting a lot of effort in.
"I agreed with Andy a few weeks ago that I would finish at the end of the season. It hasn’t worked out the way I had hoped."
Meanwhile, Spice could name the club’s new boss later this week. The club have not advertised the post yet, but are talking to several interested candidates.
Spice said: "We haven’t offered the job to anyone at the moment. Negotiations are going on, and we are quite a way forward, and hopefully we could finalise things in the next few days, but I can’t say when at the moment."