Gloucester City AFC is delighted to announce the appointment of Tim Flowers as Men’s First Team Manager.
The former England international goalkeeper enjoyed a hugely successful playing career with Southampton, Blackburn Rovers and Leicester City, twice featuring in the PFA Team of the Year and winning the Premier League and League Cup. He was capped eleven times for England and was part of the Euro 96 and World Cup 98 squads.
As a Manager Flowers guided Solihull Moors to a second place finish in the National League in 2019 after beginning his managerial career with Stafford Rangers in 2010, and was most recently at the helm of Barnet and Stratford Town.
I’m very proud and pleased to be joining Gloucester City. Patrick was very candid regarding the model for next season - it’s a rough, rugged league and we want to be as competitive as possible. We’ll need to box clever in the transfer market, and bring in some players who can form a tight knit squad who the fans will warm to. The club were unlucky in the Playoffs after a very good season and as part of the recruitment process I’ll naturally be speaking to last season’s squad. Finally I’d like to thank Patrick and Nicky Chambers, and I’m looking forward to meeting players and supporters.
Patrick Chambers, who has assumed the role of Acting Chairman at the club before officially taking over on 1st June, said:
I am delighted to confirm that Tim Flowers has agreed to become our new manager after a thorough interview process with several candidates. As acting Chairman until June 1st and the formal takeover of the club, it's the most important decision I will have taken in football to date. Tim is a winner and had an incredible career at the highest level as a player which will be a big attraction to young ambitious players and experienced ones who want to play at the highest level they can. His record at Solihull Moors with guiding them to a runners up position to Leyton Orient a few years ago shows he knows what it takes at the level above and that’s where we are aiming to be over the next few seasons. His connections are of the highest calibre, which will help us recruit the quality we need to be competitive. I hope our fans can see that although going back to a part time format, our ambition remains to build a competitive squad to challenge in the National League North. The fact that Tim has agreed to become our manager and bought into our strategy for the future speaks volumes to me about his character and desire to join us on our journey in building Gloucester City both on and off the pitch. Bring on the 2023/24 season.