Fowell appointed new Basildon United boss

Pitching In Isthmian League North strugglers, Basildon United have appointed former Clapton boss, Jonny Fowell as their new manager.

“I’m really happy to be provided with the chance,” Fowell enthused.

“After speaking to Lee (Connor – Chairman), his main priority this season is staying in the league. It’s a challenge I am looking forward to.

“We will be looking to add some experience alongside the players that have agreed to stay.

Fowell will be joined at Gardiners Close by Darren Gosnell will be working in an assistants’ capacity, while Colin Read takes up the position of first-team coach. The trio have moved quickly to strengthen their squad, adding Tayo Awoderu, Sam Shaban and Tom Guzman to the group

“It will be a big rebuild and one, I believe, me, and my backroom staff will relish,” Fowell concluded.

Brian Jeeves

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