Fleetwood Town are delighted to confirm the appointment of Stephen Crainey as Head Coach until the end of the season following a successful spell as interim.
The 40-year-old has lifted Town out of the Sky Bet League One relegation zone with a run of three games without defeat including two wins and as many clean sheets.
Crainey steps up from his role as Under-23s boss and will be assisted by Barry Nicholson.
Chairman Andy Pilley said: “We’ve been hugely impressed with the way Stephen has managed to get the best out of a squad and the way he’s stepped up to manage the side through what has been a really difficult spell with injuries.
“In the past month, we’ve seen real leadership qualities in the way he’s taken charge of the first team, in the end, it was an easy decision to appoint him until the end of the season at least. Stephen has worked really hard to get himself into this position with the club, and it’s a promotion we feel is richly deserved.
“He’s played a huge part in the development of the team’s young star players, and we are delighted to name him as our new Head Coach.”