Dino’s in charge

Ex-PNE coach Dino Maamria

Ex-PNE coach Dino Maamria

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Southport have appointed former PNE first-team coach Dino Maamria as their new manager.

Maamria replaces Paul Cardan, who left Port by mutual consent on Monday after a poor run of results.

The 44-year-old Tunisian has signed a two-and-a-half year deal.

Southport chairman Charlie Clapham said: “ I have known Dino a long time, our supporters know about Dino’s strengths and the excellent career he has had as player, coach, assistant-manager and manager.

“Dino is a very ambitious young manager with a wealth of experience.

“He has real belief that he can and will take the club forward.”

Maamria had three spells as a player with Southport.

He was on Graham Westley’s coaching staff at Stevenage and Preston, leaving Deepdale in 2013 when Westley was sacked.