Hume is back as new number two

Former Sheffield FC and Matlock Town boss Mark Hume is Steve Kittrick's new number two at EVO-STIK League Scarborough Athletic.

The 39-year-old was named on Thursday as the successor to Chris Bolder at the Flamingo Land Stadium after he left the EVO-STIK League North club this week to take the reins at North Ferriby United.

Hume, pictured, served as assistant manager at Bradford Park Avenue for four and a half years before kicking off his managerial career with Matlock Town in January 2015, staying with the Gladiators for 18 months before his appointment at Sheffield FC in May 2017. After leaving the world's oldest club in September, the former defender is looking forward to being back on the touchline alongside Kittrick on Saturday for the visit of Atherton Collieries.

The former Doncaster Rovers player, who went on to bully strikers at the centre of defence throughout a distinguished career at the likes of Alfreton Town, Barrow, Buxton, Harrogate Town and Stalybridge Celtic, said: "It's a great opportunity to join a big club like Scarborough Athletic and help Steve as his assistant to get the club back where it should be. It's an exciting project at Scarborough with the new ground and the players Steve that has brought in. As his assistant I'll be a sounding board to share ideas and suggest a few tweaks here and there."

He added: "I've nearly worked with Steve on a few occasions and when Chris [Bolder] left the club earlier this week it's finally happened. Steve is a good friend of mine and we trust each other which is what you want from an assistant. I've either played against or seen the majority of the squad in action before, so I know what I'm getting myself into!"

In a club statement on Thursday, Kittrick told fans he was delighted to finally be working with Hume. "I've known Mark a long time and he has a vast amount of experience to bring to the club," he said. "He's been part of teams like Barrow and Alfreton at National League level and recently managed Sheffield FC in the Evo-Stik South. I've tried to sign Mark a few times as a player and I think he'll be a major asset for us moving forward."

Image courtesy of Sheffield FC

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