Joshua Gowling is the dynamic, ambitious, and forward-thinking manager of Conference North side Hereford FC, and a UEFA B licensed coach.

Having been hired in January 2020, the former professional footballer – who possesses a psychology degree, counseling qualifications, and uses a team of data analysts to aid game management and player identification which is uncommon at that level of the football pyramid – saved Hereford from relegation.

The following season Josh guided the club to the FA Trophy Final, knocking out two teams from the division above en route, and his side were in a strong position to win promotion when the league was curtailed.

Be. has worked with Josh to raise his profile, including making him a regular pundit on BT Sport, and regularly interviewed by The BBC, The Guardian, Daily Mail and The Sun, among others.

Prior to becoming a manager, the defender played more than 400 times in an 18-year career with the likes of AFC Bournemouth, Gillingham, Carlisle, and Grimsby, where he was a player-coach.

In the Media

Black History Month

To mark the end of Black History Month, Be. client and Hereford FC manager Josh Gowling - one of only a handful of Black professional football managers - spoke passionately about the need to properly educate both young and old about Black culture and history, and not just slavery, in his latest columns for The Guardian and the Non-League Paper.

If we do not, warns Gowling, racism and unconscious bias in football and wider British society, will never improve.

You can read his latest Guardian column here:

And his latest column in the Non-League Paper here: