Michael Nelson has a new role after being confirmed as the interim boss of National League strugglers Scunthorpe United. 

The former Norwich City defender has taken the managerial reigns on a temporary basis following Tony Daws' decision to step down from the role and return to his job in the Iron's academy. 

Scunthorpe were relegated from the Football League last season and are crisis-stricken, with the latest reports from BBC Humberside suggesting that their first-team squad are yet to be paid their wages for November.

A recent takeover bid has also fallen through, meaning the uncertainty overhanging the Lincolnshire-based club is set to continue.

Nelson was serving on the support staff to Daws, but will now step up to lead the team on a short-term basis. He will be assisted by Paul Musselwhite and Lee Turnbull.

The ex-City man has a mammoth job on his hands to keep Scunthorpe in the National League - they currently sit second from bottom seven points from safety. 

Nelson's opening game in the post will be against high-flying Notts County this weekend.

The 42-year-old is a popular figure in Norfolk have memorably scored in a game that sealed their promotion from League One against Charlton back in 2010. 

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He made 45 appearances at Norwich before departing to join Scunthorpe on Deadline Day in January 2011. 

Nelson has also managed non-league Blyth Spartans and held a coaching role at Hartlepool United.