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Last Updated: Monday, 30 June, 2003, 15:53 GMT 16:53 UK
Burscough appoint Marsh
FA Trophy holders Burscough have announced former Liverpool and West Ham midfielder Mike Marsh is their new manager.

Marsh was appointed following the shock dismissal of player-boss Shaun Teale, who led the UniBond League side to FA Trophy glory in May.

Marsh retired from playing at the end of last season after helping Accrington Stanley clinch promotion to the Nationwide Conference.

He had been lined up to join the coaching staff, along with former Liverpool team-mate Jan Molby, at Nuneaton Borough.

Marsh, 33, who also played for Coventry City, Southend and Galatasaray, has brought in former West Ham, Manchester City and Everton midfielder Ian Bishop as his assistant.

Bishop, 37, will also play on in a combined role at Victoria Park.

"Mike was in our thoughts for the manager's position at the beginning of last season, and this is an excellent appointment," said a statement from Burscough.

"Mike and Ian bring with them a wealth of knowledge and experience of football at the highest level and we are looking forward to working with them as we continue to develop the club.

"These appointments prove yet again how ambitious the club are and that we will not hesitate to bring in people who we believe have the pedigree to help us realise our goals.

"These are appointments that excite us all and we are really looking forward to the beginning of the season."

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