Warrington Town are pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Beesley as the club’s new manager.
Beesley, 40, has signed a new 18-month deal and steps up having previously been assistant to Paul Carden.
A striker during his playing days, Beesley had a brief spell at Cantilever Park on loan and played in the Conference for Chester City, Forest Green and Cambridge United.
He said: “I’m made up that the opportunity has been given to me to push on the work we’ve done.
“I didn’t hesitate – I had a good conversation with Paul about it and Toby, and we’re ready to carry it on.
“I do a lot of research and I have a lot of notes about what I would do if I became a manager again.
“I was really happy working with Paul but I thought at some point I wanted to challenge myself again.
“This opportunity came along and normally, when a new manager comes in the club is on its knees a bit.
“This is the total opposite. There’s a squad of players down there that’s excelling and it’s up to me to make sure that continues.”
Beesley was appointed alongside Carden, who has moved on to National League North side AFC Telford United, in October 2016.
Chairman Toby Macormac said: “We wanted to move swiftly to ensure our targets for the season weren’t impacted and so there was minimal disruption.
“Bees’ appointment ensures continuity and the move was unanimously supported by the playing squad.”
The club is hoping to appoint a new assistant manager in time for Saturday’s FA Trophy game at home to Morpeth Town.