CHORLEY chairman Ken Wright has given Gerry Luczka the job of saving the Magpies from relegation.

Luczka was appointed as the successor to Paul Lodge following a board meeting last night and he will take charge of team affairs for tomorrow's crunch Unibond basement battle with Bridlington Town at Victory Park.

Wright said: "He is taking on a tall order but obviously the mandate is to get us out of trouble on a limited budget.

"We still have plenty of games left and I am hopeful he is the one who can assemble the players we need to get us out of this situation."

Luczka is vastly experienced in the Non League game having previously managed Leigh RMI, Atherton LR and Turton.

More recently, he was assistant to Paul Futcher at Stalybridge Celtic.

His first move as Magpies manager will be to bring former Chorley favourite, Kenny Mayers, back to the club as his assistant.