Ben Brookfield takes over from sacked Tim Lunnon at Wide Bay Buccaneers

NEW BOSS: Ben Brookfield will take over the reins at his new Queensland club.

NEW BOSS: Ben Brookfield will take over the reins at his new Queensland club.

Former Launceston City coach Ben Brookfield has been promoted to the top job at his new Queensland club.

Brookfield will replace Tim Lunnon, who was sacked as Wide Bay Buccaneers coach.

Lunnon had only coached Northern Rangers as late as 2014 and was previously a one-time NTJSA president.

The club announced Lunnon’s sacking after a 7-1 loss on Saturday, as the Buccaneers are yet to collect a point in their first three games.

Brookfield will join Kieran McKean in caretaker coaching roles for the Football Queensland Premier League side that plays in the state’s second-best competition behind NPL Queensland.

The 26-year-old Brookfield was hired last September to coach the Bundaberg-based under-20 side this year.

He had coached City last year to sixth with 18 points from 21 matches that included a late-season run of four straight wins for the first time in the club’s NPL history.

But the Englishman left City after he was ruled out for a second year in charge.