WARRINGTON Town have promoted Mark Beesley to manager to replace the departing Paul Carden.
Beesley, 40, had been Carden’s assistant since the duo arrived at the club in October 2016.
The former Chester, Cambridge and Forest Green striker has now taken the top job, signing an 18-month deal.
He told the club’s official website: “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’s first game in charge will be the FA Trophy tie at home to Morpeth Town on Saturday.