His appointment comes just hours after they parted company with Sheridan following a week of controversy at Boundary Park.
They were hammered 6-2 by promotion hopefuls MK Dons on Saturday, for a disappointing end to a week which included a number of alleged incidents following a team night out at Belle Vue greyhound track.
The club announced on Thursday that one player had been fined two weeks' wages with two others warned about their future conduct.
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