Keith Bertschin has been appointed head coach of Solihull Moors.
The vastly-experienced coach takes charge with immediate effect and will be in the home dug-out for Saturday’s visit of Dover Athletic.
Bertschin worked as Steve Bruce’s assistant over a nine-year period in the top two tiers of English football at Birmingham City, Wigan Athletic, Sunderland and Hull City.
As a former striker, Bertschin turned out for seventeen clubs in professional and non-League football across a career which included three England under-21 caps.
However, locally, he’ll be known for his time at St Andrew’s where he chalked up almost 150 appearances between 1977 and 1981, helping guide Birmingham into the top flight in 1980.
The 60-year-old also turned out for one of The Moors’ forerunners, Solihull Borough, during the 1992/93 season.
The respected figure will be supported by club captain Theo Streete, goalkeeping coach Darren Acton and academy manager Mark Fogarty ahead of Saturday’s game with a further managerial appointment to be made in the near future.
Bertschin’s arrival follows the departure of Marcus Bignot and Micky Moore to Grimsby Town on Monday with Gary Whild also taken the decision to leave The Moors earlier this week.