Chris Beech will come up against his former boss when Carlisle United go to Tranmere on Tuesday night.

Beech was No2 at Rochdale for several years to Keith Hill – who was appointed new Tranmere boss on Saturday.

Hill’s first game in the dugout will be against Beech’s Blues at Prenton Park.

It sees a return to the game for Hill after his departure from Bolton last summer.

The pair enjoyed success during their time together at Rochdale, including promotion to League One in 2014 and some memorable FA Cup runs.

Hill’s appointment, on a deal until the end of the season with an automatic 12-month extension if he delivers promotion, was confirmed after 13th-placed Tranmere thrashed Grimsby 5-0 at Prenton Park.

He succeeds Mike Jackson in charge and will be assisted by former caretaker boss Ian Dawes and coach Andy Parkinson.

Tranmere chairman Mark Palios said: “The remarkable job done by caretaker manager Ian Dawes, assisted by Andy Parkinson, meant that we had the time to conduct a very thorough interview process, which was necessary given the number of high quality candidates who applied for the role.

“Keith emerged as the strongest candidate and I am delighted he has accepted the role. Keith has indicated that he wishes to work with Ian as his assistant manager and Andy as a first team coach, which reflects the great job they have done in the interim.

“With Keith’s managerial experience, and Ian and Andy’s knowledge of the current squad and coaching ability, I am confident they will make a very effective team.”

Hill said: “I’m delighted to be joining Tranmere. It’s a club which has the facilities and the players to achieve promotion and that will be my aim.”