LLANSANNAN have moved quickly to replace departing manager Gari Evans with the appointment of Tom Lewis as their new boss.

The Vale of Clwyd and Conwy League Premier Division side, who are expected to ply their trade in the Welsh Alliance next term, announced Lewis as the man to take over at the helm after Evans took the Reserve team manager post at Huws Gray Alliance outfit Ruthin Town.

Lewis has been in the role of assistant at the club throughout the current campaign, assisting Evans during what has been a hugely successful season that saw them run Llandudno Amateurs extremely close to the title.

The new appointment was “absolutely delighted” to have been given the responsibility by chairman Gwyn Gelli and other committee members.

He said: “I’m absolutely delighted to take over as manager of the club, I’m very grateful for the faith shown in me by chairman Gwyn Gelli and the committee.

“I’m also very grateful to Gari Evans who I loved working alongside this season and I wish him all the best at Ruthin Town.

“Looking forward to getting started now, hopefully I can bring some success to the club.”

Evans will be working towards his B Licence at Ruthin, which will be funded by the club, and he takes over from Chris Hardy as he becomes first team assistant manager under talented boss Chris Williams.