Paul Doswell set to take charge of Sholing FC

FORMER Sutton United boss Paul Doswell is set to take charge of Sholing from next week.

Doswell will step in for club legend Dave Diaper who will take charge of the team for the final time this weekend.

Diaper has been a huge part of the club and has coached over 1200 first team matches between 1999-2023.

“As I prepare to embark on a new chapter in my football journey I wanted to take a moment to express my gratitude for the incredible journey we’ve shared over the last 25 years.

“It has been an honour and privilege to manage this club and the countless players across the years and I really appreciate the support you’ve all shown me throughout my tenure”

Dave Diaper statement to Sholing FC

Diaper enjoyed historic 2014 success in the FA Vase Cup beating Auckland Town 1-0 at Wembley, a moment fans of the club will cherish forever.

We spoke to the veteran manager ahead of his sides league match against rivals AFC Totton on Tuesday night.

“It’s important we beat them tonight, I must admit it would be nice for me to get the win over them as my time comes to an end.”

Dave Diaper

Diaper now will look ahead to his new role within the club as head of football operations, he will hope to form a healthy relationship with Doswell as the pair attempt to help Sholing up the table.

“I’m looking foward to working with Paul, hopefully we can work together on the same page.”

Dave Diaper