Chorley FC legend Jamie Vermiglio has decided to hang up his boots for good and call time on his illustrious career.
But Chorley fans need not worry as Vermiglio has taken up the role of first-team coach.
Vermo as he is known as to the Magpies faithful will replace Mike Quigley.
Quigley has left the club due to personal reasons.
Vermiglio, is famously known for playing for AFC Telford with a broken back.
Despite the horrific injury and defying the odds, Vermiglio returned to the pitch and went on to feature for the Magpies in the 2009/10 season before joining Northwich Victoria.
But during the summer of 2010, Vermiglio rejected a contract from Northwich to return to Victory Park.
Vermiglio has drawn the plaudits from all over, including skipper Andy Teague.
“It was a huge loss to lose Mike Quigley and when we found out Jamie was retiring it was another big loss,” said Teague.
“He is a bubbly character and he was a big personality in the changing room.
“He helped me a lot on the pitch and he was like a second captain, but it’s great to see that the club are retaining him in a role.
“Hopefully he won’t change too much and he’ll still be
involved with us all.”
Teague is confident ahead of tonight’s, Tuesday, tie against Stalybridge Celtic.
He added: “We have the quality to beat them, we should have finished the job on Saturday but we didn’t so we’ll go again tonight.
“We had players missing but we can welcome a few back, hopefully we can get the win tonight and we can go on to the first round.
“That is another tie that is winnable for us, so hopefully we perform to our best and seal the points.
On Saturday, they return to league action against Frank Sinclair’s Colwyn Bay.
Kick off is 3pm at Victory Park.
For a more in depth piece with Jamie Vermiglio purchase a copy of next week’s Chorley Guardian.