Trafford FC have appointed Karl Marginson as manager to replace Danny Caldecott.

Marginson, pictured, is best known for his 12-year spell in charge of FC United where he masterminded their from the North West Counties Division Two to National League North in 10 seasons, including three league titles.

After leaving FCUM, he was football director and interim manager at Radcliffe Borough and has recently been coaching within the Trafford Youth set-up.

Chairman John Eadie said of his appointment: “Karl Marginson has vast experience and knowledge of non-league football. He has already brought his abilities and wisdom to our youth teams, and I believe he will now enhance the first team, too.

“His track record is impressive and we are keen to continue the link between ourselves and our youth section. I am looking forward to working with Karl.”

Joining Marginson at Shawe View will be assistant manager Harry Winter - a former Trafford captain who has also played for FC United and Stockport County. The new team is completed with coach Steve Tobin. Physio Paul Roberts and goalkeeping coach Paul Chapman remain with the club.

Marginson said: “I’m extremely grateful and unbelievably excited to be back in the game that has provided me with some of the greatest experiences and life lessons that I’ve been blessed to receive.

“This gratitude is firstly to the chairman and directors of the club for showing belief in my abilities as a manager to take charge of the next stage of Trafford Football Club’s development.

“I’m absolutely certain the first team’s current position is a false one and I’m confident the quality squad of players Danny has put together have the right kind of attitudes, behaviours and footballing ability, and are more than capable of producing the positive results and exciting performances that the directors, volunteers and supporters of Trafford Football Club deserve.

“This will lead to our current league position being turned around.

“Joining our backroom team are two people I’ve known for a long time and whom I have the utmost respect for, in Harry Winter and Steve Tobin. Harry and Steve are just as excited as I am about the prospects of the team’s development and I believe these appointments will enhance the quality staff already present whilst bringing additional expertise to the team.

“This, I’m sure, will enable a successful transitional period with minimal disruption which will be vital at such an important time.

“We can then move forward to what I’m hoping will be a successful period for the club.”