Struggling Thurlow Nunn Premier Division Diss Town appoint ex-Downham Town manager as their new boss

Mike Derbyshire, left, departed Diss at the weekend.

Mike Derbyshire, left, departed Diss at the weekend. - Credit: Archant

Diss Town have moved quickly to fill their vacant manager's position by bringing Mark Reeve back to the club.

The Thurlow Nunn Premier Division basements boys parted company with Mike Derbyshire and his managerial team at the weekend after a miserable run of form saw them win just two of their 17 league matches this season.

The former Great Yarmouth Town boss was only appointed in March but the Tangerines' latest loss, 3-1 at home to Haverhill Rovers, was enough to see chairman Dick Upson swing the axe.

Reeve has been snapped up as his replacement little more than a month after walking out on First Division Downham Town. The 30-year-old oversaw a huge upturn in the perennial strugglers' fortunes since taking over in February and left them sitting in a comfortable mid-table position.

Yet the bigger job he clearly sought has arrived in the shape of a Norfolk outfit where he was first team coach under now Gorleston chief Richard Daniels until the summer of 2013.