GARY Douglas has stepped up to take over the role of chairman at Guiseley, who expect to announce a new football management team in the next few days.

Douglas, who is already a director at the club, succeeds James Ferguson, who left his position last month.

A club statement read: "Following a meeting of the Guiseley AFC board of directors, the club is delighted to announce that Gary Douglas has agreed to take over the role of chairman of the club, with input from other board colleagues.

"Following the club's relegation from the National League to National North, Gary will oversee a process to ensure a stable future for the club, developing a business model to underpin the process.

"Some difficult decisions will need to be made to achieve stability and ensure future progress. However, the board is confident that developing both the business model and continuing to improve infrastructure is the right way forward for the club."