After a 6 year spell as Head of Football with Merrist Wood and following time also spent working at The FA as a tutor, Ross took up the role of Academy Manager and U21’s Lead at Aldershot Town. An A license and UEFA A license coach, into his fifth year at the Hampshire club Ross took on the first team manger’s role in October of the 2022/23 season following a successful interim period, remaining at the helm for the vast majority of the campaign as the club competed in the National League and reached the quarter-finals of the FA Trophy.

Looking ahead to becoming a key part of the Wanderers management team, Ross says:

I’m delighted to come on board. Having come up against Dorking last season, I love the way they play and how welcoming they were as a club. It is a local team I’ve followed from afar, and I cannot wait to get started.

A significant appointment ahead of Wanderers continuing their National League journey next term and embarking upon a new era at the club, chairman and manager Marc White adds the following:

We’re all really looking forward to Ross joining the Wanderers family. I firmly believe that this will be a great relationship with our upward trajectory and progression to a more hybrid status this year, and Ross will bring a big skill set which will be ancillary to what we already have.