By James Grayson (Twitter: @jamesAgrayson)
Former Sheffield Wednesday player Julian Watts is the new manager of ambitious NCEL Division One outfit Shirebrook Town – a day after stepping down from the same role at Division rivals Hallam.
Watts replaces former Sheffield FC boss Mark Shaw who left to join Evo Stik Premier Division side Worksop Town.
Watts will be assisted by ex-Hucknall Town striker Danny Bacon and Mark Camm.
Watts said: “I’m really happy to be joining a local club that’s on the up, and I have been very impressed with club president James Doody’s vision for Shirebrook over the next five years.”
The new manager will be looking to build on the club’s sixth-placed finish.
President Doody said: “While I don’t want to heap any additional pressure on our newly appointed Management team, I am really excited about the experience, knowledge and blend that we have been able to assemble.
“Julian has a fantastic football background and brain as well as really detailed knowledge of our league and local players.
“In Mark & Danny we have people with a wealth of knowledge and experience in both the professional and non-league game with excellent player knowledge and a strong commitment to performance and coaching.”