Gosport Borough’s Adam Wilde is set to leave after seven years at the Aerial Direct Stadium.
The experienced midfielder will begin a new chapter in his career as he links up with AFC Totton, taking up a player-assistant manger role at the Evo-Stik Southern Division One side.
Wilde previously spent a season long loan at the South East club before his move to Gosport.
The step up will see Wilde join newly appointed boss and ex-Portsmouth coach Louis Langdown at struggling Totton in a move which the midfielder admits comes at the right time.
“At this stage of my career, at my age I felt it was the right thing to do” said Wilde.
“Whether I’m proven right or not is another matter. I’m going to be Louis’ Number Two but I’ll still be playing.
“I feel I still have a bit to give on the pitch but I’ll also be part of the management team which will be different. I’ve played at a good level and I hope to now push that experience onto younger players at Totton.”
The 37-year old joined ‘Boro in 2009, making over 200 appearances at his time with the South Hampshire club.
Throughout his seven year stint Wilde tasted several successes including two promotions and a trip to Wembley.
“I played in both legs of the semi final and started, then to get to Wembley and not play will always be a sad thought” admitted Wilde.
“However I was lucky enough to get there and get on the pitch to warm up and enjoy the experience of Wembley. It’s a memory I’ll never lose”.