JAMIE Chandler has stepped up to become the new boss at Spennymoor Town, with the appointment sparking a revamp of the coaching structure at Brewery Field.

Chandler has served as assistant boss to Jason Ainsley since October and impressed club bosses, earning a shot at the top job. Ainsley will now return to his previous role as head of football.

Chandler will be assisted by Lewis Dickman, with the first team coach promoted to become assistant manager, while Gavin Cogdon is now academy manager, with both working in a full time capacity.

As well as supporting Chandler with first team matters, Moors say Dickman and Cogdon are "tasked with extra responsibility for developing the wider footballing landscape at the club".

That includes the club's Youth FC, the new elite academy for 16 to 19-year-olds and our thriving Ladies Team.

Chairman Brad Groves said: “I am absolutely delighted that Jamie has agreed to become our new First Team Manager.

“Since stepping up to management in 2022/23, Jamie has proved himself to be an extremely talented and dedicated coach who has the respect of the players and supporters.

“I am very encouraged by the ideas he has already implemented, and I am excited to support him and Lewis in constructing a squad which can build on the momentum with which we finished the past campaign.

“Jason Ainsley’s National League North experience will also continue to be a key ingredient as we move forward, with Jamie and Lewis able to lean on that knowhow whenever they need it.

“Whenever I have spoken to Jamie, his enthusiasm for the task that lies ahead is very evident and I feel confident that he is the right choice to help drive the club on as we look to meet our ambitions during 2023/24.

“As a club, we are looking at every aspect of the structure to ensure Jamie and his management team have the perfect platform on which to drive the success we all crave.”