Former England and county team Durham pacer Steve Harmison has been named as the manager of Northern League Division One football team Ashington in a report on England Cricket Board's (ECB) website. The two-time Ashes winner will take charge of his hometown club, which sits in the ninth tier of English football, alongside head coach Lee Skinner and Lee Anderson.<p></p><p></p>Chairman Ian Lavery said on the club's official website: "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.''<p></p><p></p>Before becoming a cricket player Harmison played in central defence for the club until his late teens. Harmison retired from cricket in 2013. The 36-year-old takes charge with the club sitting 17th out of 22 teams following a 4-0 defeat to Marske United over the weekend. His first match as the manager of the team, will see him travel to Bishop Auckland on Tuesday.<p></p><p></p>Harmison played 63 Tests and 58 One-Day Internationals (ODI) for England and took 226 and 76 wickets respectively. The last time he played cricket was for Durham second side in March 2013 in a T20 match.