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Gateshead officially confirm Steve Watson as their new manager

3 years ago
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Gateshead have confirmed former Newcastle player Steve Watson as their new manager.

The news was broken this morning (see below) by The Mail but now the club have confirmed that this is the case.

Watson will be presented to the media at 1pm this afternoon and good luck to him in his new role.

He has previously been part of the backroom staff at a number of clubs under Lee Clark, another former Newcastle player who came through in the early 90s.

Steve Watson leaves Macclesfield where he was acting as assistant manager.

Macclesfield Official Statement:

‘CLUB STATEMENT – STEVE WATSON LEAVES FOR GATESHEAD

Macclesfield Town can confirm that assistant manager Steve Watson has left the club to take up the vacant managerial position at Gateshead Football Club.

Watson will now take up his first senior management position after serving as our assistant manager and his earlier coaching roles at Huddersfield Town and Birmingham City.

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

The Mag – Earlier today (10 October 2017):

Former Newcastle star Steve Watson has landed his first management job.

Coming through the ranks at Newcastle and thriving under Kevin Keegan, Watson had an excellent Premier League career, also playing for Everton and Aston Villa.

Tuesday morning has seen The Mail report that the former NUFC defender and midfielder (and occasionally centre-forward…) has got the Gateshead manager’s job, with official confirmation set for later today.

Neil Aspin left Gateshead last week to join Port Vale, where he starred as a player.

Steve Watson has been part of the backroom staff at Birmingham City, Huddersfield Town and Macclesfield Town but this will be his first opportunity as a number one.

Gateshead lost at home to Bromley on Saturday and currently are 16th in the National League. this puts them 11 points behind leaders Macclesfield, Watson’s old club.

Watson’s first game in charge will be an away game, an FA Cup fourth qualifying round tie at Buxton on Saturday.

Good luck to the former Newcastle player in his first management job.

A number of other candidates had been linked with the Gateshead vacancy, including John Carver.

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