Nigel Kane has been appointed as the new manager of Hastings United.

Kane takes over the Pilot Field hotseat following Dom Di Paola's resignation on New Year's Day.

It is Kane's second spell in charge of the U's having previously guided them to promotion from Ryman south through the play-offs during the 2006-07 campaign.

He left the club in December 2007 but returned in February last year and has since served as coach and assistant manager before being installed as head of football development following Dom Di Paola appointment at the Ryman south outfit.