ANDY Whing has been named the new manager at Banbury United - and he will be assisted by a former Oxford United teammate.

James Constable will be his No 2, with the striker also due to join the playing squad.

Banbury, who play in the Southern League Premier Central Division, were looking for a new boss after Mike Ford's five-year reign ended last month.

Chairman Phil Lines told the club's website: “Andy is a young hungry manager with drive and enthusiasm who wants to make a success of football management. We hope his time with us proves successful and will help him achieve that.

“Although this is his first manager’s job, for the past 4-5 years he has coached at Oxford United, Kidderminster Harriers and had a short spell at Hereford working under Russell Slade. He has very good contacts in the game."

Last week Constable spoke about his desire to get into coaching after starting his UEFA B Licence course.