Hanley Town have announced the appointment of Michael Edwards as first team manager.
He takes over follwoing the resignation of Dean Owen and his assistant Wayne Johnson. Secretary Ian Evans has also left the club.
Hanley Town Chairman John Powell said: “As a club we would like to thank our departed football management team for all their extremely hard work and dedication over the past years and wish them all well in the future – the door of Hanley Town will remain open for each of them.
Michael Edwards said: “I would just like to thank the Club for affording me this fantastic opportunity in these unforeseen circumstances. I can only hope that I continue the success story with the team that Dean and Johno have strived hard to retain.
“When they came to the Club they inherited a very good side and for me that is what I’m doing now. The squad of players we currently have has achieved the highest level of football in the Club’s history. A huge well done to all involved – this is an overwhelming achievement that can never be taken from any of them.
“With only 12 games to go, I want us to go and try and get as many points out of those 12 games as possible. For me, taking on the role of first team manager at any club is a challenge for anyone and I can only repeat, I am grateful for the opportunity.
“I am 100% committed to the next stage of the Club’s journey – a journey that will see us continuing to focus and strive for a higher sustainable future. I believe that the Committee, the players and all involved are as committed and driven as myself and for this reason I genuinely believe that this fantastic Club will continue to flourish.
“I feel excited, challenged and driven to ensure that I continue to play a role in the next stage of the Club history”.