Bishop Auckland have announced the appointment of Ian Chandler as team manager.

After winning County and England Schoolboy honours, Chandler began his adult playing career as a professional with Barnsley and Aldershot. During his non-league playing career, he scored 156 goals for Whitley Bay, including the winning goal in the 2002 FA Vase Final.

He managed Whitley Bay on two occasions from 2004 to 2014, and during this ten-year spell Whitley Bay won the Northern League title, the Northumberland Senior Cup (twice) and the FA Vase three years in a row at Wembley Stadium.

Chandler said today: “I am delighted to accept the offer of appointment as team manager of this great club and I can’t wait to start work building a squad for next season. As a manager I like my team to be entertaining but competitive ensuring every opposing club never has an easy game.”

He will be joined at the club by former Bishop player Brian Rowe.


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