WEYMOUTH have appointed Paul Maitland as vice-chairman, succeeding the departed Rob Bowman.

The Terras have recognised, with no relegation this season, the chance to gain a foothold as an established Vanarama National League side.

Maitland and new director John Waldock have been working together on several projects to strengthen the club off the field.

Echosport understands the director of football position – Maitland’s former title – will become defunct.

Ex-assistant manager Maitland will continue his previous duties plus those as vice-chairman.

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In a statement, Maitland said: “I would like to thank the board for the opportunity and the trust that they have shown (in) me.

“Having been at the club for nearly 10 years now I have enjoyed some unbelievable highs as well as lows, but these events have all given me valuable experience which I hope will benefit Weymouth both on and off the pitch.

“It has been brilliant working alongside John Waldock the last few weeks and his freshness has been a real boost to both the club and myself.

“I would also like to put on record my thanks to my predecessor Rob Bowman for his sterling work and unforgettable contributions to Weymouth FC.

“I think I speak on behalf of us all when I say we look forward to welcoming you home for what will be an exciting 2021-2022 season.”

Chairman Ian White added: “I am absolutely delighted to welcome Paul on board.

“He has proved a valuable asset to the board over the last few years, as a businessman together with his football knowledge (he) will enhance the business side of the club.

“This will be absolutely fundamental if the club is to progress from its current position.”

Weymouth host Altrincham in Vanarama National League action tomorrow (3pm).