Northallerton Town have appointed former player Jason Newall as the club’s new first-team manager.

He enjoyed great success during two years as manager of Richmond Town, helping them to lift the North Riding Senior Cup, their first silverware in 13 years.

As a defender, he made more than 250 appearances for Northallerton during three spells. He has extensive Northern League experience, having also represented Shildon, Bishop Auckland, Thornaby and Stokesley as a player.

“It’s always been an ambition of mine to manage Northallerton and I can’t wait for the new season to start,” said Newall, 38, who takes over from Jamie Tunstall.

“I have a strong track record in developing local talent and I want my team to play an attractive brand of football I hope the fans will enjoy watching. I want to make a real connection with our supporters.

“Northallerton’s long-term goals are to move up the football pyramid and that perfectly matches my ambitions. I’m determined to create a winning environment and build a team that is attractive to new players.”

Town chairman Jason Bleanch added: “Jason impressed us with his drive, passion and ambition. He’s a young manager who is determined to bring our club success and we’re very much looking forward to working with him.”