Hartley Wintney FC announced they have appointed Ross Weatherstone and Ty Newton joint first-team managers.

The duo will replace the hugely successful outgoing boss, Anthony Millerick, who is now the director of football at the Southern Premier League club.

Both Weatherstone and Newton have been part of Hartley Wintney for some time.

Weatherstone joined the club in July 2020 as joint under 23 development team manager.

Prior to his time at Hartley Wintney, he managed and coached at Bracknell Town, Binfield FC and Woodcote. He has a proven record of coaching and developing young players.

In his playing days, Weatherstone was a professional with Oxford United, Stevenage Borough and Boston United, playing over 100 games in the Championship and Leagues 1 and 2. He was a member of the Boston United team that won the National League Championship in 2002.

Newton has been with Hartley Wintney since joining as a player in February 2019 from Colliers Wood United, where he had served as club captain.

In recent seasons, Newton has been an important part of the Row's first team coaching staff.

The Row said several good applicants came forward for the position. But after careful consideration and a number of interviews conducted by a panel led by the new director of football, the choice was made to promote from within the club.

Hartley Wintney director of football, Anthony Millerick, said: "Having worked with Rosscoe and Ty closely since Christmas, I saw first-hand the impact that they made upon the squad. They are organised, know their football, and critically both are capable of conveying their message to the player group."

Ty was already a member of the first team coaching set-up, and Ross became more involved with the first team mid-way through the season when Steve Noakes relinquished his assistant manager role due to personal circumstances.

Millerick said: "I was impressed by their mannerisms, particularly in the last few months of the season where they showed the ability to stay calm throughout some tricky games, where the stakes were high. The positivity they showed, and their understanding of team spirit, clearly had an impact, as the squad we finished the season with contained all the vital ingredients of a good Hartley side."

Millerick guided Hartley Wintney from step five to step three of the football pyramid on a modest budget, cementing his legendary status at the North Hampshire club.

Post-Covid lockdowns, this season had been a tough one on and off the pitch although the team avoided relegation by the end of the campaign.

Millerick said: "Naturally, they are a good duo and complement one another, so I have every faith they will continue to build on this good group of players, a group that finished the season in good form and showed a real togetherness."