Ossett Albion have confirmed the appointment of former Sunderland winger Andy Welsh as their new first-team manager.
The 34-year-old, who emerged at Stockport County before going on to play for Sunderland in the top flight under Mick McCarthy, has been player-assistant manager at the Evo-Stik League North side since arriving earlier this season. He replaces outgoing boss David Haley, who left the Unicorns by mutual consent last week.
Welsh’s playing career has also seen him turn out for the likes of Toronto FC in Major League Soccer, Leicester City, Yeovil Town and Carlisle United. He has featured in more recent times for non-league clubs in FC United and Farsley Celtic.
He takes over with Ossett currently 11th in the table and will also be manager at Unita Academy, the youth setup implemented by local facilities management company Unita upon their takeover at the club this year.