Ian Bogie has been announced as the new manager of Stockport County. The former Gateshead boss has agreed a contract until the summer 2014, and will be assisted by County's 'head of development, Alan Lord, for the remaining seven games of this campaign.
Bogie made almost 400 Football League appearances as a player with Newcastle United, Preston North End, Millwall, Orient, Port Vale and Kidderminster Harriers.
Having moved into non league with Bedlington Terriers and Gateshead he moved into management, taking up the reins at the 'Heed' in 2007.
In his five years in charge Bogie instilled his footballing philosophy with his team playing a neat brand of football as he guided Gateshead to two successive promotions via the play-offs in 2008 and 2009 taking them from the Northern Premier League to the Conference National before leaving in December 2012.
Speaking earlier the new manager said "Stockport County is a massive club with a great history, but everyone knows that there is a big challenge on to get them out of the precarious position they are in, however it is a challenge that I am looking forward to immensely.
Obviously I will be leaning heavily on Alan Lord for the first week but I have plenty of experience in this division and I believe that there is enough quality in the playing staff for us to work with as I look to put my stamp on the club.
Having played at Edgeley Park myself in the past, I know how the blue & white army can intimidate opposing teams and I would ask that players, staff and supporters get behind us as we play the seven cup finals that we have and believe that together we can pull through"
Everyone at Edgeley Park welcomes Ian to Stockport County and wishes him all the best in his time with the club.