Steve Harmison used to train with Newcastle United during his playing days © Getty Images
Steve Harmison used to train with Newcastle United during his playing days © Getty Images

Former England cricketer Steven Harmison has been appointed as the manager of his hometown football club named Ashington FC.

According to The Telegraph, Harmison will be assisted by new head coach Ian Skinner and Lee Anderson as the Ashington FC are struggling in the division one of the Ebac Northern League, languishing at the ninth spot.

The first match for the club with Harmison in charge will be an away game at Bishop Auckland on Tuesday night. The Ashington FC are coming off a 4-0 defeat at the hands of Marske last weekend.

The club’s chairman and local MP said, Ian Lavery said, “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.”

Harmison’s love for football is well-known as the former pacer used to train with the Newcastle United side whenever he got time away from England responsibilities.