James Beattie lands first job in management as Accrington appoint striker
James Beattie has been appointed manager of Accrington Stanley following Leam Richardson's departure last month.
Last Updated: 13/05/13 10:17pm
The former England striker replaces Leam Richardson, who left the League two club at the end of the season to join the Chesterfield coaching staff.
It is 35-year-old Beattie's first job in management and comes just six months after he joined Stanley as a player-coach.
A statement on the club's website said the new manager will face the press on Tuesday, and there was no immediate announcement on whether Beattie will continue playing.