Adam Murray has been told he can turn things around at Eastbourne Borough after being named as first team manager.

Murray, 42, guided AFC Fylde to the National League north title last season after taking over in November.

He was sacked earlier this season as they struggled in the fifth tier but has since been assisting Darryl Clarke in lifting Cheltenham off the foot of League One.

Borough are struggling in the National League south drop zone and Murray will be expected to change that start of affairs.

Mark Beard was sacked as Borough boss after back-to-back derby defeats to Worthing.

Borough chairman Simon Leslie described the decision to hire Murray as a no-brainer.

Leslie said: “It was a really important that we found an appointment who could continue with our desire to support players who have been let down by football, and in Adam Murray I believe we have found the right candidate.

“He has a proven track record of winning as a player and as a manager, as well as the exceptional turnaround he’s overseen at Cheltenham Town in recent months.

“He is buying into our vision, and that made the decision a no-brainer for us. The group are naturally low on confidence, and I believe Adam will turn that around.”

Murray was a midfielder who started his career in the Premier League with Derby and went on to play for several clubs, including Carlisle, Mansfield and Oxford.

He has coached at Barnsley, including time as interim head coach, and alongside Valerien Ismael as assistant at West Brom and Besiktas.