Alan Dowson has left Hampton & Richmond Borough to become the new manager of Woking.
The 47-year-old’s decision to quit the Beveree comes just days after his side’s National League South play-off final defeat by Braintree Town.
Coach Martin Tyler will follow him to Woking, who were relegated from the National League last season.
Speaking to Hampton’s official website, Dowson said: “I have had to make the hardest decision of my managerial career, to leave a club I hold in the greatest regard.
“My thoughts are constantly turning to the wonderful people attached to Hampton & Richmond Borough as well as the hundreds of loyal and supportive fans who have cheered myself and the players to a string of achievements in the last four seasons.
“But you have to reach out for challenges in life, and the one that presents itself now is a daunting one as I will be charged with returning a National League heavyweight to its rightful place back in the top flight of non-League football.”
He then led them to two play-off campaigns in the National League South, the last culminating in heartbreak against Braintree on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Southern League Division One South East side Northwood have also appointed a new manager on Wednesday.
Dean Barker, 34, joins from Wingate & Finchley, where he had been managing the Under-23 side.