ROBBIE Moore is the new manager of Runcorn Town.
Ex-Runcorn AFC defender Tony Murphy, appointed in the close season, has relinquished the post due to working commitments.
The Weston Pointers have unveiled defender Moore as player-boss of their first team in West Cheshire League's Division Two.
The new incumbent, whose brother Gary is a previous boss of the Pavilions-based outfit, largely made his name at General Chemicals.
He returned to amateur football after a successful spell in non-league.
He briefly played Conference National football for Northwich Victoria and also had spells in Conference North with Runcorn FC Halton, where he was Supporters' Club player of the year, and at UniBond Leaguers Marine.
Moore, pictured, made a couple of appearances for Town last season and the season before - returning in the summer to lead their defence as an ever-present in WCL matches so far.
He had been in temporary charge of team affairs for the last few weeks with Murphy unable to attend matches.
Murphy will, however, continue to be involved with Runcorn both as a committee member and in an advisory capacity to the new manager. He will also be scouting for new players. In welcoming Moore as boss, Town's committee placed on record their thanks to Murphy for the work he has done in his short time as team boss.
Spokesman Martin Fallon said: 'We also look forward to working with Tony behind the scenes as part of the committee going forward.'