Released Monday 12th September 2005 - Michael Rowe appointed as manager.

Rocester Appoint New Manager

Rocester have announced the appointment of Michael Rowe as their new manager.

After a professional playing career with AFC Bournemouth, Stockport County and Walsall, Rowe spent two years coaching in the USA and four years coaching at Wolverhampton Wanderers before becoming Assistant Manager to Alastair Robertson at Worcester City.

More recently he was manager of Midland Alliance League rivals Chasetown between 2002 and 2004 where his team finished ninth in his first season and then in seventh place.

Club chairman Alf Hawksworth is very happy with the appointment of Rowe, and feels the club can now look forward to better times with the new man at the helm. “We interviewed some very good candidates for the job, but Michael was the unanimous choice of the board. He has already started work on bringing in some new faces and I’m sure that our results will soon start to improve.”

Reserve team manager Damien Grocott will be in charge for Rocester’s home fixture against Stourbridge on Tuesday evening, and Rowe will take full control for the first time on Saturday when The Romans visit Boldmere St. Michaels.