FC Halifax Town: Billy Heath appointed as new manager

Billy Heath
Billy Heath

Former North Ferriby boss Billy Heath has been appointed as FC Halifax Town’s new manager on a two-year contract.

He replaces Jim Harvey, who left the club following Sunday’s FA Trophy final victory over Grimsby at Wembley, and will be assisted by his number two at North Ferriby Mark Carroll, who has also signed a two-year deal.

Harvey was only contracted until the end of the season at Halifax, and has left the club along with assistant Tommy Miller.

In a statement, the club said: “We admire the efforts of Jim and Tommy Miller in what has been a difficult season trying to avoid relegation and the outstanding success of winning the FA Trophy.

“Our very best wishes go with Jim and Tommy.

“After another fantastic season for North Ferriby United under the leadership of Billy and Mark culminating in promotion to the National League. they’ve also secured two promotions, two other top five finishes and were also FA Trophy winners last season.”

Heath led North Ferriby to promotion to the National League last season and also won the FA Trophy at the club in his time in charge.

He took over at North Ferriby in October 2011 and was previously in charge at Bridlington Town, Frickley Athletic and Hall Road Rangers. He is a former player at North Ferriby as well as Lincoln United, Matlock and Alfreton.