Darren Byfield has left Solihull Moors to take up a managerial role at Redditch United.
The 39-year-old takes up the position at the Evo-Stik Southern Premier Division side having announced his retirement from playing at the end of The Moors’ successful 2015/16 season.
After a brief stint at the end of the 2011/12 season, Byfield rejoined Solihull in the summer of 2014 and went on to hold coaching roles with the club’s reserves and academy.
During a 19-year playing career, the striker represented 16 clubs including the likes of Aston Villa, Walsall, Rotherham United, Sunderland and Gillingham, while also gaining six caps for Jamaica.
Solihull Moors manager Marcus Bignot said: “As a development club for not only players but for staff also, it’s with great pride that we see Darren move into management with Redditch United.
“I have worked closely with Darren and have seen enough good traits in him to know that he will go on to achieve great things. If given the time like I have had here at Solihull Moors, he will be successful in his management career.
“A good friend to myself and our club we will continue to support and watch his time at Redditch United with great interest.”