1874 Northwich are advertising for Damian Crossley’s replacement.

The Northern Premier League West bottom side parted company with their manager last month.

He had been in charge since December when 1874 were already in a vulnerable position, having only won one of their previous eight matches at the end of Wayne Goodison and Paul Bowyer's time at the helm and a period under the caretaker management of experienced players Matt Woolley and Mark Jones.

Woolley and Jones have picked up the pieces for the second time this season and 1874 are currently on a run of 19 games without a win and 15 points from safety.

Crossley arrived at Townfield with proven experience at NPL level, having previously been assistant manager at Buxton, Curzon Ashton and Colne and most recently first-team coach at Warrington Rylands.

But now ’74 are searching again.

“The successful applicant will have a proven managerial record at step 4/5 of the Non-League pyramid,” says a club statement.

“We are looking for someone to take stock of the current situation, review operations and then use their energy and experience to prepare a competitive squad for the 2024/25 season.

“As a fan owned and operated club, we are looking for someone who understands and supports the ethos of the club.

“If you feel you have the drive and determination to lead our community football club, we would be delighted to hear from you!

“Applications in the first instance, should be sent to society@1874northwich.com.”

1874 announced the dual-registration signings of Oliver Partington and Ewan McGeady from Altrincham FC ahead of the weekend’s 3-0 defeat by table toppers Leek Town.

Midfielder Partington appeared against ‘74 for Altrincham in the Cheshire Senior Cup fixture earlier this season.

McGeady is a highly rated full-back, who has been around the Altrincham first team for a while now with spells also at Alsager Town and Northwich Victoria.

Both were in the starting line-up on Saturday.