Former Carlisle United manager Greg Abbott has landed a new post in the National League.

The ex-Brunton Park has joined Solihull Moors in a consultancy role.

Abbott will work with new Moors boss Neal Ardley, having previously assisted him at Notts County.

It marks a quick return to the game for the experienced 57-year-old coach after his and Ardley's Meadow Lane departure in March.

Ardley and club chiefs believe the former United man will be an asset to the new regime at Solihull, who finished 11th in non-league's top tier in 2020/21.

Ardley said: "Greg Abbott’s huge knowledge and contacts will help the club attract and recruit even more quality to the squad. I’m excited to get going.”

Chairman Darryl Eales added: “I’m delighted...that we have secured the experience and know-how of Greg Abbott to assist our push for promotion next season.”

Abbott was in charge at Carlisle from 2008-13 and is the last manager to win silverware for the Blues - the 2011 Johnstone's Paint Trophy.

He has since had two spells as assistant boss at Notts County as well as roles at Bradford City, the club where he spent the best part of his playing days.