AFC Telford United boss Gavin Cowan has planned talks over the club going 'full-time'

By Jamie Brassington | Sport | Published:

New AFC Telford United boss Gavin Cowan is planning to hold talks with chairman Andy Pryce about the club going full-time.

Boss Gavin Cowan

The former Bucks skipper believes the club should be ‘somewhere in the middle’ but will have his own proposal to put across.

The club’s hierarchy and former Bucks boss Rob Edwards were keen on the idea last season.

It would see Telford go from being semi-professional to professional – making them more competitive in the National League North.

Cowan said: “I will be sitting down with the chairman this week and we will be making a decision about where we go with that.

“I think a realistic thing will be somewhere in the middle. But I have got a bit of a proposal to the chairman, who has been so supportive and obviously appointed me on Thursday.

“But since then we have had about a thousand phone calls between us both so we are working very hard between us to get that established.”

Cowan will also be busy holding talks with players as he looks to build his squad for the 2018/19 campaign. He declared it was important to bring the ‘right characters’ into the club.

Cowan said he has been speaking to Telford’s players from last season but also ‘around 15 to 20’ from outside the club.


The Bucks have already made two signings by renewing the contracts of skipper Shane Sutton and Ross White – who scooped the players’ player award – on one-year deals.

And Telford are expected to announce more signings this week as they continue to build for next season in the National League North.

Cowan said: “There is certainly people we are speaking to, people we have got in mind.

“And I think we are going to get the right characters into this football club.”

He was officially unveiled alongside Phil Trainer as the club’s new management team on Friday.

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