Pete Wild's former assistant manager at FC Halifax Town will not be joining him at Barrow AFC.

Chris Millington, who was Wild's No2 at the Shay, has now been promoted to the top job at Halifax.

It follows Wild's move to Holker Street as new Bluebirds manager on a three-year deal.

Wild said he hopes to have the assistant position resolved soon.

But it will not be Millington, who has agreed to step up to take charge of the National League club.

In a statement, Halifax - who reached the play-offs last season - said Millington had been appointed after "a full interview process".

The club added: "It is strongly felt that continuity if at all possible is a positive way to move forward and build on the current foundations.

"Chris has been very keen to demonstrate both his passion for the club and his desire and ability to be allowed to progress into the position of first-team manager."

Wild told The Mail he was keen to have his backroom staff in place soon.

“Hopefully within the next week, my assistant will be in place, and maybe one or two more members of staff will join me,” he said.

“I’ve had success in the past by having a strong staff base and hopefully I can bring a couple with me that will help that.

“But that is not forgetting the people who are already in the building. There are some excellent people here and I need to balance [bringing in staff] with making sure people who are in jobs are happy in their roles.”

Before Millington's appointment at Halifax, ex-Bluebirds manager Phil Brown had thrown his hat into the ring.

The former Halifax player, speaking to the Halifax Courier, said: "I will probably put my name in the hat, for sure.

"There is a number of options out there at the moment.

"It's one of those times where the merry-go-round has well and truly started, for sure.

"It's certainly something I would consider."