Richard Kear is the new manager of uhlsport Hellenic League Premier Division club Lydney Town.
The former Cheltenham Town professional takes over from Mark Lee, who stepped down at the end of the 2018/19 season after eight years in charge.
Kear also played for Weston-super-Mare and Chippenham Town on loan as well as spells at Cirencester Town, Cinderford Town, Yate Town, Gloucester City, Swindon Supermarine, Almondsbury Town and Westfields. He is Uefa B Licence qualified and has a degree in sports coaching.
Kear has also worked in scouting and recruitment for Bristol City and Newport County AFC, where he also coaches in the youth set-up. He runs Prostars Academy and Forest Sports Education in Lydney