WITH Paul Carden's move from Warrington Town to AFC Telford United now confirmed, one of the longest active managerial reigns in the Northern Premier League comes to an end.

From his appointment on October 26, 2016, to his departure today, he has been in the hot seat for 1,852 days.

In the Premier Division, only two managers – Witton Albion's Carl Macauley and Graham Fenton of South Shields – have been in post longer than Yellows' now former boss.

Carden leaves Cantilever Park having taken charge of 221 matches in all competitions, including games from the 2019-20 season that was officially declared null and void due to Covid-19.

His first game in charge was a 2-0 FA Trophy loss to Nantwich Town three days after his appointment while his last was yesterday's 2-2 league draw at Mickleover.

Of his 221 Yellows matches, 112 resulted in victories meaning he leaves with a win rate of a shade over 50 per cent. He has also overseen 57 draws and 53 defeats.

Carden's Town teams have scored 346 goals and conceded 244.

His biggest win as Yellows boss was a 5-1 home victory over Lancaster City in October 2017 while his heaviest defeat came via a 5-0 loss at Shaw Lane in December 2017.