Mike Evans has been appointed to the position of General Manager of The Football League Trust.

Evans, who is currently the Trust's National Project Manager, will take up the role from October and will be responsible for funding arrangements for Community and Youth Development across The Football League and its member clubs. Evans will succeed Dave Edmundson who retires at the end of September.

Since joining The Trust at its inception in 2007, Evans, 43, has led on The Trust's 'Future Jobs Fund' contract bringing £2.6 million in to the organisation and helping 400 long term unemployed young people find work.

Greg Clarke, Chairman of The Football League, said: "I am delighted to see Mike appointed to the position of General Manager of The Football League Trust.

"Mike is a highly motivated and passionate advocate of the important work done by the Trust and has a wealth of experience.

"After four successful years The Football League Trust is flourishing and I am confident Mike will continue to take it from strength to strength."

Mike Evans, General Manager of The Football League Trust, said: "It is a huge privilege and an honour to be taking over as General Manager of The Football League Trust.

"We continue to break new ground in our Youth Development and Community work, and our ambition to be leaders in these fields will drive us through the challenges ahead.

"I look forward to working with all the clubs to develop their reach into their communities, and with our partners in the football family and beyond to bring in new opportunities.

"I would like to thank Dave Edmundson for his enthusiasm and passion in establishing The Football League Trust over the past four years, and wish him all the best for his retirement."