Gavin Rose is recovering after contracting Covid-19, the club revealed on Friday.
The Hamlet start their National League South campaign this Saturday against Chippenham Town but manager Rose will not be involved for the “foreseeable future”.
Assistant boss Junior Kadi will oversee the side in Rose’s absence.
The Hamlet said in a statement on their website: “Men’s first-team manager Gavin Rose will not be attending games for the foreseeable future as he makes a recovery from Covid-19.
“Gavin spent a short time in hospital but is now recovering at home. We send him all the love and support possible, and implore fans to do the same.
“We’ll update you on his return when we can. In the meantime, Junior Kadi, Junior James and the rest of the coaching staff will look after the first team.
“Get well soon, Gav!”
People responded to the news on Twitter by offering their support and best wishes:
Get well soon boss ??
— James (@Sitdown_Jim) August 13, 2021
Get well soon Gav ?
— Joe (@BFCJoe04) August 13, 2021
Sending very 'Best Wishes' to Gavin for a full and speedy recovery ?
— Stuart Moore? ?? ?? #ToriesOut (@stuartmrswans) August 13, 2021
So sorry to hear this. One of the real good guys in football. Best wishes of a speedy recovery from the Stones!
— Ben Austen (@benstonesfc1) August 13, 2021
Get well soon, Gavin! ?
— Gen Williams (@genwilliams) August 13, 2021
We are Dulwich Hamlet and we follow Gavin Rose – get well soon and take care
— Karl McDonald (@karlusss) August 13, 2021