Bradford City Women's Football Club have announced the appointment of Chris Hames as new first team manager.
A UEFA B-Licenced coach, Hames joins the Bantams from FA Women's National League Northern Premier Division side Sheffield FC.
During his time in South Yorkshire, he progressed from development team manager to first team assistant manager in three years.
Prior to taking the helm at City, Hames worked with Manchester United's Regional Talent Club, Crewe Alexandra Ladies and Macclesfield Town,
Speaking of his delight at the appointment, Hames said: "The short term goal is about getting the squad all going in the same direction.
"We have a clear plan which we fully believe will bring us the results we need to push us up the league.
"I want to turn the ship. We are not hiding from the fact the last 18 months have not been the most successful, but also know it will not change overnight.
"My target it to regroup and recharge towards building a good reputation for this club as a very competitive side.
"I want to get involved with this club at all levels and work with everyone in helping drive its continued growth - on and off the pitch."
Hames will meet the players and take his first training session, later this week, before being in charge for the first time at home to Liverpool Feds - on December 1.