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‘6 managers in 3 seasons’ – Yet another managerial departure confirmed by Macclesfield

‘6 managers in 3 seasons’, thats what fans are saying as yet another managerial departure gets confirmed by Macclesfield FC.

Alex Bruce leaves the Silkmen sitting 5th in the Northern Premier League Premier Division (7th tier) with 50 points from 28 games played and are already 18 points behind league leaders Radcliffe.

Macclesfield are still in the FA Trophy, reaching the quarter final of the competition, where they will take on Coalville Town.

He had been charge since November 2023, but now he’s expected to assume a role at an EFL club, reported by writer Stephen Killen to be an assistant to Karl Robinson at Salford City.

Prior to this, he had served as part of the coaching staff at West Brom while his father, Steve Bruce, was in charge at The Hawthorns.

The club said in a statement: “Macclesfield FC can confirm that Alex Bruce has departed his role as First Team Manager to take up a role at an EFL side.

“Whilst being disappointed that Alex has decided to leave the Club at this stage of the season, we wish him well in his future career.

“A further statement will be communicated regarding our new Coaching Team in due course.”

Stephen Killen tweeted shortly the club’s announcement: “Alex Bruce is set to be announced as Karl Robinson’s assistant manager at Salford City, I understand.”

“From what I understand, Warrington Rylands manager Michael Clegg is among the candidates to succeed Alex Bruce as Macclesfield manager.”


Danny Whitaker – 13 October 2020 until 29 October 2022 – G68 W48 D7 L13 GF171 GA71 – 70.59 win %

David McNabb – 31 October 2022 until 10 December 2022 – G9 W7 D1 L1 GF22 GA9 – 77.78 win %

Neil Danns – 13 December 2022 until 5 May 2023 – G21 W15 D5 L1 GF53 GA16 – 71.43 win %

Mark Duffy – 5 May 2023 until 25 October 2023 – G18 W10 D2 L6 GF34 GA21 – 55.56 win %

Neil Baker, Peter Band, Robbie Savage (interim) – 25 October 2023 until 31 October 2023 – G2 W2 D0 L0 GF6 GA3 – 100.00 win %

Alex Bruce – 1 November 2023 until 21 February 2024 – G22 W15 D3 L4 GF57 GA30 – 68.18 win %

Twitter users reacted to yet another managerial departure confirmed by Macclesfield…

@LRbix: 6 managers in 3 seasons is mental

@MTFC18: I’d love to hire someone who gave a toss about the club and want to stay and create something special….

@Deccers91: I can’t even be arsed lads. Have a week off I’m knackered.

@Matt_Vare: Any chance of hiring someone that gives a shit rather than jobs for mates?

@EllLarsen: Difficult with savage running the circus

@Alfie_e7: Im convinced they get a new manager every few months

@somecaIlmejesus: They are 5th with the biggest budget ever seen at that level, I’d say it’s a blessing in disguise

@1967DAM: There are people that you’ll know, that know this league inside out, Perhaps an option 🤔

@KialCallacher_: Let savage take charge till the end of the season, he tries too anyway

@mattlockrhodes: How many managers has this club had since they started again from scratch?

@WLAG2023: What a joke

@soualmi_zak: Alex Bruce what a wanker.

@_MUFCJames: Gotta be John Askey surely?

@edgorton2: Sir John, don’t be afraid…

@MarkSharpley1: Bloody hell. I wish AB well but we need stability when it comes to management

@farley1992: Lose to the Boro and he fucks off 🤣🤣

@sourstriker1: Talk about unexpected bloody hell

@gc7il3y: Another one bites the dust…

@GVayro: You have to laugh

@Nick18T: Shambles of a season for these guys

@benjones2001: Gave him a chance at Macc. Probs sacked before end of season in efl. Cheers for fuck all

@UpTheSilkmen: Not really shocked or disappointed in this. Never been a fan of these so called big names. Never showed any appreciation towards the fans and made some questionable decisions. Thanks for the great cup run and the recent run of form. Is Askey looking for a job?

@neo2daz: Just put Savage in charge, he’s running it defacto anyway

@bayleyhayley: Alex Bruce has left Macc already?!

@tomhwilliams23: Wow. Huge blow for #Silkmen. There’s a fantastic opportunity with Macclesfield. Huge club for the level, and ofc a very loyal following. Feel their next appointment needs to be one they feel can take them through the leagues. A loyal appointment there for the long term

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