Macclesfield Town assistant named Gateshead manager to replace Neil Aspin

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Macclesfield Town assistant manager Steve Watson has left the club to take up the vacant managerial role at Gateshead.

 

The former Newcastle United favourite had been manager John Askey’s assistant since 2016. Helping the club to reach the FA Trophy final last season.

He leaves a Silkmen side that are currently top of the National League table having won nine of their opening 15 games in the league.

Watson will now take up the role that has been vacant since Neil Aspin left to become Port Vale’s new manager last week.

In an official statement, after the news was released, Macclesfield Town said:

“Macclesfield Town would like to confirm that assistant manager Steve Watson has left the club to take up the vacant managerial position at Gateshead Football Club.

“Steve will now take up his first senior management position after serving as our assistant manager and his earlier coaching roles at Huddersfield Town and Birmingham City.

“Everybody at Macclesfield Town would like to wish Steve all the best in his new role.”

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