|Former Birmingham City and Celtic player Paul Hendrie has been officially appointed as the new team manager of Tamworth Football Club.
Hendrie, the red-hot favourite from the moment Les Green quit The Lamb was interviewed on Wednesday night and then immediately offered the post by a very impressed board of directors.
The new manager subsequently resigned as manager of Redditch United yesterday and will lead the team out for the first time in Saturday's league clash with Stourbridge.
For the passionate 40 year old Scot, this job is quite simply a dream come true.
"I am absolutely delighted. I have always wanted this job and this is a club with real ambition where I am sure I can achieve things. I can hardly wait to get started."
Hendrie has long been admired at The Lamb. It was he that nurtured many of the players currently playing at the club Chris Moss, Rob Smith, Seamus Luby, Dennis Mullholland, Carl Whitehouse and Gary Osbourne and one of the reasons he immediately became favourite was that three of these players independently approached Bob Andrews and said what a great coach and a great manager he is.
Hendrie, who has a very impressive CV in league and non league playing terms will be bringing with him his trusted assistant Andy Dwyer but he is adamant that he wants both Derek Degsy Bond and physio Pete Smith to be part of his off the field team.