Whitehawk have named former Crystal Palace coach Andy Woodman as their new boss.

He will take training for the first time tomorrow night and be in charge of his first game at Dartford on Saturday.

Woodman is set to appoint a No.2 as he becomes Hawks SIXTH manager in a year.

The National League south strugglers have delivered on a vow to make a quick appointment after Paul Reid stood down by mutual consent at the weekend.

Woodman was most recently the goalkeeping coach for Alan Pardew at Palace and has also worked for Newcastle United, Charlton Athletic and West Ham United.

Hawks club president Chris Gargan said: “Although this will be Andy’s first managerial role, he has a vast amount of knowledge of the game, which is evident from his CV.

“He is a big presence and will be bringing in some fresh players as we look to move up the table and improve our current situation."

Hawks parted compnay with Steven King on February 17 last year and have since seen Pablo Asensio, Richard Hill, Ben Strevens and Reid take the reins, the latter two in partnership with Alan Payne.