Queen's University have announced the appointment of James Lavery as new first team manager ahead of the new season.
Lavery, 36, replaces Peter Thompson who stepped down from the role at the end of the 2021/22 campaign.
Having spent ten years at the club as a player, including nine appearances in the season just finished, the club have expressed their confidence that Lavery is the right man for the job.
Chairman Denis Clarke said: "I am delighted that James has agreed to become our next manager. He was a prolific marksman for Queen's, scoring 120 goals in just five seasons and as a valued member of Peter Thompson's coaching staff he now has a good knowledge of our players and how the club works.
"Our players have a lot of respect for him, and are very pleased that he is staying with the club."
Looking forward to his new role, Lavery said: "I am honoured to be the new manager of Queen's, and hugely excited by the challenge ahead.
"I have been with the club for well over a decade now and have enjoyed every minute. I know what is required to take the club forward, I'm determined to develop a team capable of delivering success and the kind of football we have become known for."