Former England International cricketer and an Ashes winner Steve Harmison has been appointed the manager of Northern League Division One side Ashington. Steve Harmison will take over his manageria duties with immediate effect for Ashington where he played as a center-back in his early days but later gave up Football to puruse his Cricket dream.

Harmison will take over as the manger of his home-town football club who are currently struggling for form and results. Ashington are currently 17th place team among 22 teams in the ninth-tier of the English Football. Harmison’s first assignement will come on Tuesday when Ashington will travel to Bishop Auckland following a humiliating 4-0 defeat against Marske in their last game.

Steven Harmison will be aided by news head coaches “Ian Skinner and Lee Anderson”. Steve Harmison has never hidden his love for the game of football. It is no secret that he has supported Newcastle United all his life and during his off-seasons, Harmison has often trained with Newcastle United to maintain his fitness.

Steve Harmison, regarded as one of England’s finest fast bowlers was an integral part of the 2005 and 2009 Ashes winning England side. Harmison retired from the game of cricket in 2013 after playing 68 Tests and 51 ODI’s for England. Steve Harmison now takes a new challenge in his professional career and hopes to be successful as the new manager of Ashington Football Club.

Ashington Football Chairman Ian Lavery had the following to say on Harmison’s appoinment as the new Ashington Manager: “All three have a wealth of experience in the sporting world and together can build on the success that Ashington Football Club have had since moving to Woodhorn Lane.”

Quotes Credits: Telegraph

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