New Macc deal for boss Askey
JOHN Askey has agreed a new deal at Macclesfield Town. The club were keen to reward Askey for his performance in guiding the Silkmen to the brink of the Conference play-offs last season.
And the 50-year-old put pen-to-paper on a new contract with the club on Tuesday this week.
Askey has a long association with the Silkmen and took the job in July 2013 following the departure of Steve King.
He guided the Silkmen to comfortable safety in his first season, as well as a memorable FA Cup
‘We are all pleased John has agreed a new contract and wants to continue the job he started’
Third Round replay Sheffield Wednesday.
After a difficult summer behind the scenes in 2014, Askey and his hastilyassembled squad defied the odds and went on to launch a promotion challenge, taking the race for a play-off finish down
at to the wire, missing out on a top five finish on the last day of the campaign.
The Silkmen spent much of the season in the play-off places and only missed out on the playoffs by one point.
Askey will now look for another successful season and will spend the next few weeks looking to build another competitive squad for the new campaign.
Silkmen chairman Mark Blower said the new contract was thoroughly deserved.
He told www.mtfc.co. uk: “We are all pleased that John has agreed a new contract with the club and wants to continue the job that he has started. He has a great affinity with this club and the supporters and we were keen to reward him for the job he did last season.”
The club will now continue the summer recruitment drive and hope to give supporters some news regarding players within the next few days.
“Since the last game of the season a lot of time and effort has gone into the recruitment process to make sure that we have as competitive a squad as possible for next season.
“These things can take time, but we are close to re-signing several of the players from last season as well as bringing some new faces to the Moss Rose and there will be some news on that front shortly.”
One player rejoining the Silkmen County Dennis.
Under contract at Edgeley Park, he has been allowed to join Macc on loan by new Hatters boss Neil Young, despite netting 25 times in 60 games for County in the last two years.
Dennis was released by Macc five years ago as a 20-year-old and after spells at Woodley Sports and Mossley he made his name at Curzon Ashton, scoring a remarkable 61 goals in 72 games for the Nash before moving to County.
He has agreed a seasonlong loan at the Moss Rose.
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