Toolstation NCEL Premier Division side Handsworth Parramore have confirmed that Jason Dodsworth has become their new assistant manager.
Dodsworth has an impressive managerial record which has seen him be instrumental in the rise of league rivals Athersley Recreation where he was part of the management team for over a decade before stepping down at the end of last season.
He helped to successfully guide them to promotion into the NCEL and then into the Premier Division whilst winning the Sheffield & Hallamshire Senior Cup in a memorable night at Hillsborough along the way.
A club statement said: “Jason brings to the club a wealth of experience, drive and a vast knowledge of the NCEL and the local non-league circuit.
“He’s a hard working individual who gives and expects 110%, and he is well known to have a great knack of unearthing talent.
“The club were overwhelmed with interested parties to the vacant position and we would like to place on record our thanks to everyone who showed an interest in joining our club.
“On behalf of everyone at the club, we’d like to welcome Jason to the Ambers and we wish him every success in his new role.”
Dodsworth said of his appointment: “When the position became available at Handsworth it was easy to accept the role.
“It’s a fantastic club that’s got ambitions to move up the football ladder. The club is well known and well respected in the football pyramid and it goes without saying that it is built on a fantastic foundation of volunteers and a superb youth system, from the juniors right through to the seniors – it’s a fantastic club to be at.”
He added: “I know a few of the people within the club from my dealings with them over the years and, of course, know a number of the squad.
“I’ve always had the utmost respect of how the club goes about its business and am delighted to be joining up with [manager] Mick Godber.
“I’m an ambitious and driven person who will give every last ounce to gain success and I’m really excited to work with Mick and the club and see where we can take it.
“I have spent a long time at Athersley and I’m proud of what we achieved there. Athersley are in safe hands, but Handsworth is a new chapter for me.
“I know what’s expected and I’ll do everything I can to help the club achieve its aims. I can’t wait to get started!”
Godber said of the appointment: “Jason’s experience and enthusiasm to join up with the club, together with his knowledge and work ethic, will, I feel, be a great addition to the management team.
“I’m looking forward to building a strong and successful relationship with him.”