ALAN Morgan has been out of football management for less than two weeks after being sacked as manager of Llandudno.
He has been named as the new boss of Colwyn Bay and will be joined by Craig Hogg, his former assistant at Maesdu Park.
The pair had a very successful partnership at Llandudno, lifting the club from near the foot of the Cymru Alliance in 2012 to the title and a place in the Welsh Premier League by the end of the 2014/15 season, when they qualified for the Europa League in their first top-flight campaign.
"Alan has been successful in Welsh football and is very keen to go up the ladder in the English pyramid," says Colwyn Bay chairman Dave Titchiner.
"He wants the team to play good football and the players here have shown that they are capable of that.
"It's nice for a Welsh club to have a Welsh manager and hopefully we can be successful together."
An accomplished player with Tranmere Rovers, who spent some time on-loan at Altrincham, Morgan joined Doncaster Rovers on a free transfer before being released after a brief spell and instead moving to Morecambe in December 2002.
After a spell with Porthmadog, he took over as player-manager of Cefn Druids, replacing Steve O'Shaughnessy in February 2004. Spent just 10 months in the role before stepping down in December 2004 and moving to Rhyl, where he made one appearance before ending his first team playing career at Connah's Quay Nomads.
In 2007, Morgan joined Bangor City as assistant manager to former Tranmere player Neville Powell where they led the side to two consecutive top six finishes and UEFA Cup places. He was appointed as manager of his home town team Aberystwyth Town in November 2009, succeeding Brian Coyne and was joined by his former Tranmere and Wales under-21 team mate Christian Edwards, who had served as caretaker manager of the club during the vacancy, as his assistant manager.
In his first season, Morgan took Aberystwyth to a fourth placed finish. He left the club in February 2012 by mutual consent after a disappointing season and, in November 2012, was appointed manager of Llandudno.