Michael Doyle has accepted Ian Burchnall’s offer to become our assistant head coach on a permanent basis.
The Irishman was given a taste of the role towards the end of the 2020-21 season and, while he will remain registered as a player, his main focus will now be on supporting Burchnall as a key part of his backroom staff.
And the head coach is delighted that his former captain will be by his side next season.
“Everyone knows how well-respected Michael is around the club and throughout the football world,” said Burchnall.
“The board and I are therefore delighted that he can see the positive direction the club’s heading in, and that he believes Meadow Lane is the perfect place to continue developing his coaching skills.
“Michael is a passionate football person who I have no doubt will go on to have a very successful coaching career.
“I’m excited to give him this opportunity and look forward to working closely with him to deliver what we both hope will be a successful and enjoyable 2021-22 season.”
Doyle will be giving his thoughts on his new role later.