One of Kevin Keegan’s Entertainers of the 90s, Steve Watson, has landed an Assistant Manager’s role.

Playing in both defence and midfield, Steve Watson was one of a number of young players who came through together at Newcastle United, getting their first regular football under Ossie Ardiles, then Keegan turning the likes of Watson, Robbie Elliott and Lee Clark into established Premier League players.

Having worked under Lee Clark at both Huddersfield and Birmingham, Watson has now taken on the Assistant Manager’s role at Macclesfield.

Finishing tenth in the National League (one point and one place behind Gateshead) last season, Steve Watson hopes to make the difference and help turn them into serious promotion candidates.

Best of luck to Steve at his new club.

Macclesfield Official Statement:

‘Former Newcastle defender appointed assistant manager

Macclesfield Town are pleased to announce the appointment of former Newcastle United and Everton defender Steve Watson as their new assistant manager.

The 42-year-old, who made over 200 appearances for Newcastle before spells with Everton, Aston Villa, West Brom and Sheffield Wednesday, will assist Manager John Askey in the day-to-day running of first-team matters.

Watson has previously worked in coaching roles with Huddersfield and Birmingham City and will now look to further his experience with the Silkmen.

Speaking after signing his contract with the Football Club, Steve told

“I’m pleased and excited to be joining Macclesfield Town. 

“It is a fantastic club with a great group of players and John has done a fantastic job in getting us so close to the play-offs over the last two seasons.  My job is to help us push over the line and that has got to be the goal.

“We looked one of the best teams in the last 12 games of the season. We were hard to beat but we coupled that with playing good football and the aim is to put that final quarter of last season in to all four quarters of the new season.

 “Personally this is next progression for me. I have learned a lot about the National League with my role with BT Sport and helping John out last season and hopefully I can help us get over the line.”

Everybody at the Football Club would like to wish Steve all the best in his new role.’