Former Wanderers midfielder Neil Danns is relishing his “unbelievable” next chapter in the game.

Earlier this month, it was confirmed that Danns - who made 116 appearances for the Whites between 2013 and 2016 – would be returning to Tranmere as assistant manager.

The 40-year-old had a spell in charge at Macclesfield last season and will now work alongside Ian Dawes.

“It’s unbelievable,” he told the club website. “I was here a few years back, had an incredible time and got the feel for the club, the fans and everyone involved. I’m just really happy to be back.

“I was in charge at Macclesfield, had a really great experience there, and then the opportunity came to come back to Tranmere and once that opportunity came, I knew it was probably something that I couldn’t turn down.

“After speaking with the gaffer and the chairman, it just seemed like the right fit so I’m privileged to be back.

“Within football, it’s all about learning and progressing and obviously my time at Macclesfield really helped me in that sense.

"I’m coming in to Tranmere now to work alongside the gaffer, Parky (Andy Parkinson) and everyone involved and to keep learning, keep progressing and hopefully add something to the first team squad. I’m really looking forward to that.”

Danns, who also had spells at Crystal Palace and Bury among others, will now work alongside former Southampton boss Nigel Adkins.

Adkins recently took up a technical director role at Prenton Park. He will oversee the club’s recruitment and serve as a mentor to the coaching staff.

“Nigel’s had a fantastic career, got so much experience and we’re all looking forward to learning from him,” Danns added.

"Already having a few conversations, I can see the benefits that we’re all going to get from working alongside Nigel.”

Tranmere finished 12th in League Two this season, ending the campaign with a 1-0 defeat against Northampton on the final day.