"The board of Stockport County are working tirelessly to ensure the future of our football club, alongside other shareholders," said the club in a statement.
Ward had been in caretaker charge since former manager Paul Simpson was sacked in January.
Stockport have been in freefall in the last two years, spending the entire 2009/10 season in administration as they finished 18 points adrift at the bottom of League One, and are battling to avoid a second successive relegation.
Meanwhile, Southend striker Matt Paterson has extended his loan spell at Edgeley Park until the end of the season.
The 21-year-old Scot scored has two goals in six starts since joining the League Two strugglers last month.
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