FORMER York City players Jonathan Greening and Michael Ingham have taken up management roles at Scarborough Athletic.

The Northern Premier League premier division side have appointed Greening as manager to replacing the outgoing Darren Kelly, another ex-Minsterman.

Greening has selected three-time Northern Ireland international Ingham to be his assistant, as well as second-choice goalkeeper at the Flamingo Land Stadium.

Scarborough-born Greening told Boro’s website: “The fact that Scarborough is my home-town is 100 per cent the reason that I put in for the job.

“I have applied for it two or three times before and when Daz left I received a few calls asking if I’d sent my CV over.

“I thought, ‘Why don’t I give this one more crack?’ and I was surprised to be offered the chance to meet up.

“It is a very nice fit for me.”

He added: “I am young and hungry to do well. It isn’t going to be easy and we are not going to win every game.

“It is a hard league, so we will have to be disciplined, but I’ve played in some very good teams and I want to replicate that, I want my team to entertain.

“I want to bring a freshness to it. I want to excite our supporters and I want to get the younger generation off their Xboxes and PlayStations and down to the Flamingo Land Stadium.

“I want my players to play not only for me but for the town of Scarborough.

“I honestly can’t wait to get going and my first job will be to assess the squad and then start bringing in the players we need to push on.”

Greening came through York’s youth system before turning out for the first team 25 times between 1996 and 1998, followed by a three-game reprise in 2015 between stints at Tadcaster Albion.

Ingham had been at Taddy since 2016, latterly captaining the Ings Lane side.