North Ferriby United have released a statement confirming manager Billy Heath and assistant Mark Carroll have accepted an offer from FA Trophy winners FC Halifax Town.

The duo have overseen a remarkable rise in fortunes for the Villagers including three promotions and their historic FA Trophy win over Wrexham last year.

Just under two weeks ago they also sealed promotion into the National League with a Vanarama National League North play-off final win over AFC Fylde.

Rumours were circulating after FC Halifax Town’s own FA Trophy Final win on Sunday that Heath was being lined up to replace Jim Harvey and now the Villagers have confirmed that a move has been made.

In a statement on their Facebook page the club said “After another fantastic season for North Ferriby United culminating in promotion to The National League, the club has to announce that after 5 extremely successful years our manager Billy Heath and assistant (Bobby) Mark Carroll have decided to take up an offer with FC Halifax Town.

“The club has experienced a fantastic few years with Billy and Bobby at the helm and the club would like to thank them for their tremendous work ethic and remarkable achievements during this period with North Ferriby United.

“North Ferriby United wish them every success in their new role at Halifax Town a well established West Yorkshire club steeped in football history”

As yet FC Halifax Town have not confirmed the move.

Source: North Ferriby United

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