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Heath New Shaymen Boss

Billy Heath

Billy Heath will replace Jim Harvey at The Shay.

FC Halifax Town have announced Billy Heath as their new manager.

He'll move to The Shay from North Ferriby United along with assistant Mark Carroll on a two-year contract.

Jim Harvey, who led the Shaymen to FA Trophy success on Sunday, leaves the club.

In a statement, FC Halifax Town said: "FC Halifax Town has decided not to renew manager Jim Harvey's short term contract. It has not been possible to delay the announcement following the success on Sunday, due to the three-week extension to the playing season and the need to commence planning for the 2016-2017 campaign and player contract discussions.

"We admire the efforts of Jim and Tommy Miller in what has been a difficult season trying to avoid relegation and the outstanding success of winning the FA Trophy.

"Our very best wishes go with Jim and Tommy.

"The Club can confirm the appointment of Billy Heath and Mark Carroll on a two-year contract."

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