Seaham Red Star have appointed Craig Lynch as the Ebac Northern League First Division club’s new manager after Chris McCabe stepped down from his position.
The midfielder, who is just 25, has two Premier League appearances under his belt for Sunderland and made seven Football League appearances for Hartlepool United and Rochdale respectively.
He also played for Spennymoor Town and Blyth Spartans and has been at Seaham Red Star since 2015.
A fans` favourite, Lynch has scored 45 goals in seventy-one appearances for the club.
Last season he was Seaham’s leading scorer with 30 goals and was named as players’ and supporters` player of the year.
He started this season scoring 5 goals from eight games but has since spent most of the season out with a cruciate injury. He was added to Chris McCabe’s backroom staff in January.
McCabe leaves the club after three spells as a player, becoming manager in his final spell.
He was appointed as manager in September 2016 following Mark Collingwood’s departure, and took charge of the Star for seventy-four games.
He oversaw five straight wins immediately after taking charge but leaves the club without a league win in 2018.
Lynch’s first game as manager will be on Saturday at home to Team Northumbria.
Craig Lynch is taking over Chris McCabe as first team manager.
— Seaham Red Star FC (@FCseahamredstar) February 12, 2018