Manchester Thunder: Dan Ryan replaces Tracey Neville as boss

Dan Ryan
Ryan has spent four years working as an assistant at Australian side Adelaide

Manchester Thunder have appointed Adelaide Thunderbirds assistant Dan Ryan as their new head coach.

The 31-year-old replaces Tracey Neville, who left to take charge of England at the World Cup this summer.

Ryan, who is a qualified journalist and sports broadcaster, plays goal attack for the Australia men's team.

"Tracey's had brilliant success during her time and I feel really privileged to be in a position to hopefully achieve more success," he said.

Thunder won the Superleague in 2014 but were knocked out in the play-off semi-finals this year.