Danny Ventre has taken up a player-coach role at Widnes.
It follows the departure of Dave Dempsey, who leaves to become manager at Ashton Town.
Former Sligo Rovers man Ventre will combine his playing endeavours with assisting joint-managers Steve Akrigg and Kev Towey.
Speaking to widnesfootballclub.co.uk, co-boss Towey said: “Danny was an easy choice for Ste and myself.
“Dave leaves the club with our blessing. He feels he has unfinished business at Ashton and we wish all the best.”