MARK Morris has joined the growing former AFC Bournemouth contingent at New Milton Town after being unveiled as the club's head coach.

The ex-Cherries captain joins club patron John Williams and director of football John Sainty at Fawcett's Field and will work alongside manager Shane Sheridan and assistant Joe Sullivan at the Sydenhams One outfit.

A member of Wimbledon's 'Crazy Gang' as a player, centre-half Morris was player-of-the-season at Dean Court in 1992/93, writes Ned Payne.

Reflecting on the appointment, Sheridan said: "When the opportunity came up and I had discussions with Mark, it was obvious he was the right man for the job.

"Myself and Joe felt we needed an experienced head in the dugout and this is a man who captained a team at Wembley. You can't get much more experience than that!"

Harry Redknapp paid £95,000 to take Morris to Cherries in July 1991. The defender went on to spend five years at the club, scoring eight goals in 194 league games.