Former England cricketer Steve Harmison has been named as the manager for his hometown football club, Ashington who play in the ninth tier of England pyramid. The 36 year old medium pacer played 63 Test and 58 ODIs for England and was also part of England's Ashes victory over Australia in 2005. Harmison retired from International cricket in 2013 and is the second cricketer after Andrew Flintoff to take up new sport.
Harmison played in central defence for the Ashington club until his late teens before giving up football to concentrate on cricket. He will take charge of the club on Tuesday when they play Bishop Auckland in Division One of the Northern League. Ashington is placed 17th among the 22 teams and needs a push to top the chart.
Anyways wishing Harmison, all the best for a new sporting career.