Dave Cooke was appointed as the Dabbers new manager on the 10th May 2017, following the departure of Phil Parkinson.
The former Dabbers boss has experience of Management at various levels of non-league football, including the National Conference where he was part of the Management team that kept Northwich Victoria in the league.
Dave then went on to become Assistant Manager at Shrewsbury Town after they dropped out of the football league and gained promotion back to the league at the first attempt. Dave was also instrumental in giving debuts to the likes of Joe Hart (Man City and England) and Dave Edwards (Wolves). Dave is very well known locally and on the non-league scene and he understands the club and its supporters, the NTFC ethos. He has retained his close contacts with both league and non-league clubs and has spent considerable time scouting players that could perform well at Evo Stik Premier level and was indeed the man that recommended Ibou Touray to the club.