Jimmy Bell has been appointed as assistant to new manager John Coleman at Conference Premier club Southport.
The 49-year-old, who served alongside Coleman at his previous clubs Accrington and Rochdale, had been at Port Vale as a development squad coach.
"Both John and myself are here to take Southport forward. I know the club has real potential and we are here to build," he told the club website.
as Sandgrounders boss on Saturday.