National League North club Nuneaton Borough have confirmed that Nicky Eaden will take charge of the club on a permanent basis.
The 45-year-old had a distinguished playing career, racking up over 500 Football League appearances, whilst playing for the likes of Birmingham City, Wigan Athletic and Nottingham Forest.
Since hanging up his boots in 2009, Eaden has taken up coaching roles at a number of clubs including Leicester City, Coventry City and Kettering Town.
Speaking to the club’s official website, Eaden said “The time felt right to take the next step and become a manager, and this opportunity was perfect for me.
“I have known Lee Thorn since we were at Kettering at the same time, so I have kept in touch with him, and due to my posts at Leicester and then Coventry I have watched Nuneaton a lot over the years.
“With the changes this summer, including the club becoming Borough again, this is like a new start for everyone.
I have about half a dozen players already under contract, which gives me a good start, and I have a list of targets we are hoping to bring to the club.”