Neil Aspin reveals that he never applied for vacant Port Vale job


New Port Vale boss Neil Aspin has admitted that he never actually applied for the vacant manager’s position at Vale Park, following the departure of Michael Brown three weeks ago. 

Aspin, was appointed as the new manager of the Valiants at a press conference.

Speaking to local media , the former Vale player revealed that he never actually put his CV in for the job, but was approached by owner – Norman Smurthwaite. 

After enjoying more than ten years at Vale Park as a player, Aspin will now get the chance to prove himself at managerial level at a Football League club, something he has never done before. Following the announcement, the 52-year old also agreed that taking the job was a huge risk to all involved. 

He said: “I never applied for the job.  

“It’s always been something that whenever has become available, of course I’ve had a look and hope that I’ll be considered – but I never applied for it.  

“You don’t spend ten years at a football club and not have any hope of coming back.  

“For me, it’s a risk for myself. I know what football management is like and I’m willing to take that risk. I want to be here and I want the club to get out of the situation it’s in. 

“All jobs are difficult when you are appointed as a manager and I desperately want to do well with this club.” 


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