Macclesfield Town have announced the appointment of Mark Yates as new first-team manager.

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Yates joins the League Two newcomers from National League Solihull Moors and has signed a three-year deal with the Silkmen. 48-year-old Yates joins after an incredible season with Solihull Moors, which saw him pull off a great escape after arriving with the club adrift at the bottom of the National League in November.

Yates, who as a player enjoyed a career with the likes of Burnley and Birmingham, has also had successful spells in charge of Kidderminster, Cheltenham and Crawley, and is excited about his new position.

Speaking to, he said: “I’m really pleased. It’s happened really quickly but I’m joining a club with momentum and a club that are on the up.

“Everybody at the Football Club did a fantastic job last season and I just want to carry that on in a very competitive League Two. I’m looking forward to working with the players that are here but also bringing in some new faces too.

“I’ve been very impressed with the Chairman and I’m sure we’re going to work tirelessly to put together a squad that will do well next season.”

Club Chairman Mark Blower added: “I’m delighted to announce Mark as our new manager.

“He has all the attributes that we were looking for and I’m sure he will be a big asset for the Football Club. He has all the credentials to be the perfect man to lead Macclesfield Town on their return to the EFL.”


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