The Evo-Stik League Northern Premier
Published 24th May 2012
......South club Goole AFC and have now been appointed the new management team at Frickley Athletic.
Goole chairman Des O'Hearne is obviously disappointed with the news but has thanked them for their efforts over the last two years and has wished them both success at their new club.
Thirty-three year old Rose had been manager of Evo-Stik First Division South side Goole AFC since September 2009, guiding them to 13th and 10th place finishes in his two full seasons in charge. Prior to taking over the managerial reigns he had been a player for three seasons at Goole.
Rose began his career at Barnsley where he had five seasons from 1995 to 2000 but after a spell at Rochdale was forced to move into the semi-professional game due to injury. He then had spells at Scarborough, Leigh RMI and Tamworth in the Football Conference before joining Worksop Town and then Goole AFC.
Thirty-one year old Dudgeon was Rose’s assistant-manager at Goole from January 2010.
He also began his career at Barnsley and was with them from 1998 to 2003, including a loan spell at Lincoln City, before he was released and joined Scarborough.
Spells at Halifax Town, Worksop Town and York City followed before he had a serious of short spells at a variety of clubs including Stalybridge Celtic, Gateshead, Newcastle Blue Star and Ilkeston Town.
Dudgeon had a month on loan at Frickley whilst at Ilkeston Town but he then moved on to Goole AFC.
Rose and Dudgeon have a philosophy of attacking football and are also keen to embrace the successful Frickley under-19s set-up to encourage as many players as possible to develop into the first team squad in order to help the club grow as a whole.
They are a young management team who are relishing the challenge of managing Frickley. However, they are under no illusions that the challenge will be an easy one as they look to mould their side.