Bosah and Nwadiolar appointed joint-bosses at Tooting & Mitcham United

Tooting & Mitcham United have appointed Ashley Bosah and Cornelius Nwadialor as joint-managers.

The Terrors parted company with Frank Wilson last month after the club were relegated from the Isthmian League Premier Division.

Tooting chairman Steve Adkins said: “Tooting and Mitcham United FC are delighted to confirm their first-team management structure for the new season.

“Our aim with these appointments is to bring our first team much closer to our successful player development activities at U23, U18, academy and youth levels.  

Cornelius Nwadialor
Photo credit: Sam Conquest

“Our player recruitment draws on the vast and diverse communities of South London and we aim to serve those communities by providing talented young players with a clear and supportive pathway foradvancement within our club and ultimately into professional football.

“We have therefore decided to back our own home-grown talent by appointing to the first team management three of our most successful development managers and coaches.  Ashley Bosah (pictured above right with Wilson) and Cornelius Nwadialor are to take the reins as joint managers with Jordan Wilson in the dual role of assistant manager and player-coach.

“Ashley has been a key figure in our club for more than eight years – working with the T&M Youth Football Club, heading up our Football Academy and overseeing the U18s and U23s development squads.  He has a particular interest in the educational and well-being aspects of young player development.

Jordan Wilson
Tooting & Mitcham v Harlow Town, Bostik League Premier Division, KNK Stadium, 21 April 2018.
Image by Keith Gillard

“Cornelius has been associated with the club for five years and last year guided the U23s to the Suburban League South Division Championship and the runners-up position in the Isthmian Development League Central Division (with a sensational goal difference).  He will continue to manage the U23 team next season, alongside his first-team responsibilities.

“Jordan has played in the TMUFC first team for the last eight seasons and is an energetic force on the pitch with game-changing potential whenever he appears.  He will manage the U18s next season and coach the Football Academy boys as well as continuing to play for TMUFC first team.

“Ashley, Cornelius and Jordan have all shown strong leadership and are perfect role models for the young and gifted players that our club is able to attract from all over South London.  Their skills are not only in football technique and tactics, but also in the counselling and all-round well-being of the footballers.  As a club, we believe that this approach not only serves a valuable purpose within the wider community but should result in success on the pitch.

“The forthcoming season’s squad will draw on some of the current under 23 team and first team, combining youth and experienced players.  We already have commitments from key players in both squads, who share the club’s enthusiasm for these changes.  We all believe that this will maximise our chances of football success, both for individual players and the team as a whole, and will fully justify our ethos of providing opportunities, pathways and progression for all within the club.”

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