Former Carlisle United player Carlo Roca has been named as part of a new regime at Macclesfield.

The ex-Cumbrians midfielder has been appointed director of football and will be on a new board at Moss Rose which also includes Robbie Savage.

It follows a takeover by businessman Rob Smethurst, an associate of Roca, who has acquired the assets of Macclesfield Town.

The club, who were relegated to the National League last season before being wound up after a series of financial problems, will now restart as Macclesfield FC.

The new club hope to move a team into the North West Counties league next season.

In a statement, 36-year-old Roca, who made 11 United appearances under Paul Simpson from 2004-5, said: "Following the request to come on board as director of football for the Macclesfield Football Club revival, I'm absolutely delighted to step up to the challenge alongside my business partner Rob Smethurst.

"I'm extremely excited to get to work."

Roca, who devleloped his own football academy after the end of his playing career, said his immediate priority will be to build a new management team at Macclesfield.

Former Wales star and media pundit Savage, who lives close to Macclesfield, will be the new head of football with a remit to oversee matters from grass roots to first-team level.

Smethurst has also added former Silkmen vice-chairman Andy Scott to the board, as well as supporters' trust member Jon Smart and commercial operations manager Lindsay Brown.