BURY chairman Stewart Day spelled out what he expects from his new management team after confirming the appointment of Chris Brass in a new role of head coach.

Brass, as reported in today's Bury Times, has been handed the permanent position, with Radcliffe-born former under-18s coach Ryan Kidd as his assistant and Chris Sedgewick remaining as first-team coach.

Day said in a club statement that he was delighted to turn Brass's caretaker role into a permanent one, and spelled out a clear vision for his new man.

"I believe we have the opportunity to take the club forward from appointing from within," the statement read.

"As I said, I wanted to reflect on where we are as a club and look at how we can improve and that goes for the business as a whole.

"There are several things that, I believe, we can improve on and off the field and this is why I felt that by going with Chris and Ryan we are able to get back on track to where we should be.

"I want us to win games, be successful, play attractive football and I also want performances from the team and both Chris and Ryan know what we are looking for and what the winning culture needs to be within the club."

Previous boss David Flitcroft was Day's first managerial appointment after buying the club in the summer of 2013.

He arrived in December of that year, replacing caretaker boss Ronnie Jepson following the earlier sacking of Kevin Blackwell.

Flitcroft took the club from the lower reaches of League Two to promotion the following season, and comfortably kept them in the third tier last campaign.

But after leading Bury to second in the table by the end of September, Flitcroft failed to win another game and was sacked after a heavy defeat to AFC Wimbledon in the first round of the FA Cup.

Since then, Brass and Kidd have led Bury to four straight defeats in league and cup, but it seems the chairman has seen enough improvement in performances and behind the scenes to suggest they can turn results around.