Callington Town have announced that experienced manager and player Dean Cardew will be joining the East Cornish club next season.
Cardew, 35, will be joining up with Gary Williams to run the South West Peninsula Premier Division team once this season has finished.
He will take over from Steve Metters, who retires at the end of the current campaign.
Cardew`s playing career saw him turn out for Bodmin Town, Millbrook and Torpoint in the old South Western League before a leg break forced a three-year sabbatical.
He then returned to play East Cornwall football with Torpoint before going into management at Athletic where he won two league titles and three cups.
“I am really looking forward to this new challenge in my life. I have seen how much Callington has advanced over recent years, both on and off the field and am excited at the prospects for the future” said Cardew.
His appointment has been welcomed by current manager Steve Metters, who said: “When I stepped into the role for the team at the beginning of the season it was always only going to be for one year to assist the club in the evolution following the retirement of previous manager Lee Beer and I am really pleased to see Dean joining the club and wish him every success.”
The new manager will spend the remainder of this season looking at current and possible future players before formally stepping into the role at the end of the season.