The club is delighted to confirm the appointment of Mick Sharp as General Manager.

Mick, who was on the Mariners’ committee between 2010 and 2013, returns to the club after a spell as secretary of Newcastle United’s Women’s team.

He takes over the role of General Manager with immediate effect.

Mick said: “I’m delighted to be back on board with South Shields.

“I’m excited about the future and can’t wait to get started.

“I really enjoyed my time at Newcastle United Women’s Football Club, and the ladies game will always be a big part of my football life.

“The opportunity to return to my hometown club was one I couldn’t turn down.”

Chairman Gary Crutwell added: “We’re over the moon to have Mick back at the club.

“Looking to the future, we need people like Mick involved.

“He is a great addition to an already extremely hard-working committee.”