Workington Reds have turned to the former Lancaster City boss Mark Fell to be their new manager.

He will take the top job at Borough Park after Danny Grainger steps down at the end of the season.

Fell was in charge at Reds' fellow Northern Premier League Premier Division club Lancaster for five years from 2018 to 2023.

He had previously been in charge at Ramsbottom United and Nelson.

Fell left Lancaster last November after citing a breakdown in relationship with the club's chairman.

He will now replace Grainger in west Cumbria when the former Carlisle United captain's second spell in charge comes to an end next month.

Workington say Fell will bring a "wealth of experience" to the club.

Vice-chairman Richard Lewthwaite said: "His achievements with clubs at our level speak for themselves.

"Once we'd met with Mark it was clear that he is the right man for the job.

"We are all excited about working with him as we drive the club forward."

Workington said the timing of the announcement would help Fell prepare for close-season recruitment and pre-season planning.

The new boss said Reds were "a huge club in the NPL with a great infrastructure and superb fanbase."

In a statement Fell added: "Danny has done an exceptional job and leaves the club with really strong foundations for us to work from.

"My job is to build on this."

Fell's assistant, the former Preston North End, Wigan Athletic and Rochdale striker Graham Lancashire, will also join as No2, with Fell adding that he would be "putting the finishing touches" soon to the rest of his backroom team, with coach Craig Rutherford also set to join the club.

Grainger's current assistants are Conor Tinnion and Jamie Devitt.

Workington sit 15th in NPL Premier with six games to go, in their first season back at the level after Grainger led them to promotion through the NPL West play-offs last season.