Neil Aspin and John Rudge return to form new Port Vale managerial team


Port Vale Football Club have announced former player Neil Aspin as the club’s new first-team manager. He replaces Michael Brown who left the club two weeks ago.

The Valiants called an emergency press conference this morning where the former Gateshead boss was named as the club’s new boss.

Vale currently sit 22nd in League Two,  and sit above the current bottom two on goal difference.

Along with the appointment of Aspin, Port Vale have also announced¬† former Vale boss John Rudge as the club’s new football advisor. Rudge oversaw Vale’s rise to football’s second tier and two trips to Wembley in the 90s.

Aspin said: “I could have stayed and managed in non-league football a lot longer and I know how long managers tend to last in the Football League. But it was a challenge I couldn’t turn down.”

In an official statement from the club, Gateshead chairman, Richard Bennett said:

“Neil has left the club on very good terms.

“He’s an ambitious person and we couldn’t stand in his way of managing a Football League side where he is held in such high regard.”

“We would like to thank Neil for his services to the club and wish him the very best for the future.”


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