EX-BLACKBURN Rovers star Garry Flitcroft is looking forward to waking “a sleeping giant” after taking over as boss of non-league Chorley.

Flitcroft was unveiled yesterday as the new Victory Park manager, replacing Steve Waywell who was fired at the end of the UniBond League First Division North season.

And the 37-year-old is determined to make a success of things at one of non-league’s most famous names after his first managerial job at Leigh Genesis was ruined by a cash crisis.

Despite a 2009/10 season beset by financial problems, Flitcroft led Leigh to sixth place in the UniBond League First Division North and he is ready to improve on that now he is at Chorley.

“Hopefully, we can raise the profile at Chorley and bring success,” said Flitcroft.

“The club is a sleeping giant that needs waking up.”

Chairman Ken Wright unveiled Flitcroft, who expects to appoint Mike Quigley as assistant and hopes to bring several Leigh players to Victory Park.

Wright said: “We feel it is a sound appointment and we’re delighted that we have managed to get him.

“Garry has a fine footballing pedigree.”