Cheadle Town have announced the appointments of Danny Meadowcroft and Liam Brownhill as joint-managers.
Meadowcroft is already well-known to the NWCFL, and certainly to Cheadle Town, as he was part of the management setup at Barnton when they defeated Cheadle in the Division One play-off semi-final at the end of the 2015-16 season, adding the First Division trophy and all to the cabinet that same season.
Prior to that, his footballing career has seen him ply his trade in the higher tiers of non-league, winning promotion two years in a row with Colwyn Bay and also playing for Chester, Droylsden, Northwich Victoria and Morecambe, where he was part of the squad that won promotion to the Football League at Wembley in 2006-07.
Meadowcroft joins from Congleton Town and will no doubt see his time at SK8 2AN as a return ‘home,’ as he started out down the road at Stockport County, where he was captain for both youth and reserve teams.
Liam Brownhill joins from Division One stablemates Wythenshawe Town and, like Meadowcroft, brings with him plenty of experience at the higher echelons of non-league, having played for Trafford, FC United of Manchester, Ashton United, Chester and Droylsden.
His time at Bangor City also brought some European experience, as he played in both legs of a UEFA Europa League qualifying round versus Zimbru Chisinau of Moldova.
The new managers will start with immediate effect. Steve Piggott, who the club say has done sterling work with the squad as interim manager, will be kept on as goalkeeping coach.