JAMIE DAY has replaced Mark Goldberg as manager of Welling United and will be assisted by his former boss Ady Pennock.
Former Bromley manager Goldberg took charge of the Wings in April before completing his takeover of the National League South outfit.
The Kent club were expected to fight for promotion straight back up to Non-League’s top tier but they have struggled so far this term.
Saturday’s 3-1 defeat at Hampton & Richmond has left the Wings second bottom of the table and four points adrift of safety.
Owner Goldberg has opted to step down and assistant Day has been promoted to first team manager – a role he previously held at the Wings for five years, leading them to the Conference South title in 2013.
He has since managed Ebbsfleet and Braintree – who sacked him in September after four months in charge – and spent time as assistant to Pennock at Forest Green Rovers last season.
Pennock, also a former Welling boss, will assist Day at Park View Road as the Wings desperately try to climb the National League South.
Chief Goldberg told the club’s website: “After due consideration, I have decided to step aside from first team management duties as I have recognised that it is too ambitious of me to be effective as both a football club manager and an owner whilst running alongside other business interests.
“Jamie Day has agreed to step up as first team manager alongside Ady Pennock who has also agreed to join the club as a consultant, to assist us during this transitional period. I will still work closely to support both Jamie and Ady and Harry Wheeler.
“I feel privileged to have had more than a decade in Non-League football management, from youth football development through to first team, at every level from Ryman through to Conference National and to have been involved in a number of great Cup runs.
“Now I have to concentrate on supporting my management team in the way others have supported me in the past and to ensure that we get through this difficult period and avoid relegation before moving forward together.”