Jason Hopkinson is the new manager of Hastings United Football Club.
Eastbourne-based Hopkinson, who worked as assistant to Steve Ibbitson at Lewes until the autumn, takes over from Tony Dolby, who left the club by mutual consent at the weekend.
Hopkinson will take a watching brief for the trip to Croydon Athletic in the Premier Division of the Ryman League on Saturday when chairman Dave Walters will lead the side.
His first game in charge is expected to be the Ryman League Championship Manager Cup fourth round tie at home to Fleet Town next Tuesday night.
The full story will appear in Friday’s Hastings Observer.