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Gareth OwenHEAD coach Gareth Owen and assistant Andrew Thomas will be in caretaker charge of Airbus UK Broughton following the departure of director of football Craig Harrison to The New Saints.
Wingmakers' chairman Paul McKinlay says: "From a professional perspective, I am extremely disappointed that Craig is leaving The Airfield.
"He has done a superb job, taking us from relegation strugglers in an 18-team league to competing for a top six place in the 'Super 12' and he has been a key part of the great progress at Airbus over the last three seasons.
"We will certainly struggle to find a harder working director of football and I want to place on record my thanks for all he has done for us.
"On a personal basis I wish Craig every success at TNS, he is ambitious and wanted a chance to work full time in football and I fully understand his decision.
"I count him as a close friend, and will really miss having him around at The Airfield.
"I am confident he will have success at TNS and I hope this will be a stepping stone to him securing a full-time role in the Football League.
"However, as a club we now need to look forward. We have a big game on Monday Gareth Owen and Andrew Thomas will take take temporary charge and I am sure the lads will be now even more determined to win that one"
"We won't rush into an appointment and we welcome applications for the position - we are looking for a director of football who will work closely with the board, committee and the academy to continue the great progression we have made under Craig," McKinlay added.
Photo: Gareth Owen is in temporary charge at The Airfield.