Worksop Town have named Craig Parry as their new manager.

Parry will be joined by his assistant from Pontefract Collieries, Craig Rouse, with the pair’s departure confirmed this morning. Their tenure was an extremely successful, with two promotions in four years, and a runners-up finish in last year’s Northern Premier League Division One East.

Their team were also 4th in the Division One North West, with games in hand on the sides above, at the time of the 2019/20 season cancellation.

Joining Parry and Rouse at Worksop will be Luke Jeffs as head coach, Mark Whitehouse as first-team coach, and John Hood as goalkeeping coach. The management change means the departure of Kyle Jordan, with the club commenting:

“After much deliberation, Pete Whitehead has decided to appoint a new management team, which he believes will take the Tigers on to the next level. Unfortunately, this means that Kyle Jordan will be leaving the role of first-team manager, and sadly, has declined an offer to stay at the club in a different role.

“It is well understood that Kyle was a fans’ favourite and, without question, has put a great deal of effort into the job at a difficult time. Of course, we wish him all the very best with whatever he does next.

“We would also like to wish James Kay and the rest of the management team all the very best too, and thank them for their tremendous efforts.”