Northern League: Ian Chandler takes charge at Bishop Auckland
Bishop Auckland have appointed Wearsider Ian Chandler as their new manager.
The former Durham City boss – who won the FA Vase three times as manager with Whitley Bay – takes over at the Two Blues, who finished fourth-bottom in the Ebac Northern League First Division this season.
Chandler, who will be backed by assistant boss Brian Rowe, told bishopafc.com: “I am delighted to accept the offer of appointment as team manager of this great club and I can’t wait to start work building a squad for next season.
“As a manager, I like my team to be entertaining but competitive, ensuring every opposing club never has an easy game.”
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Ex-Darlington striker Graeme Armstrong has been transfer-listed.