Hanley Town appoint former Stoke City and Port Vale defender Carl Dickinson as new manager

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North West Counties side Hanley Town have appointed former Stoke City and Port Vale defender Carl Dickinson as their new manager.

Dickinson takes over from Mickey Morton, who resigned from the role of manager last month after just 13 months in the hot seat at Potteries Park.

He spent a decade with the Potters having joined the club’s academy in 2002 before working his way into the first team, Dickinson went onto make 51 appearances for the club as he helped them win promotion to the Premier League in 2008.

Later on in his career, he played for Port Vale under Mickey Adams joining the Vale in 2013 and, was made captain of the club just 12 months later.

Dickinson will join Hanley as player/manager when his contract at his current club Yeovil Town expires later this year.

I caught up with the new Hanley Town player/manager Carl Dickinson following his appointment.

I also spoke with Hanley Town chairman Ron McIlreavy about the appointment.