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Former Newcastle United player in line to take over as manager at Gateshead

Yesterday, Gateshead parted company with manager Dave Dickson by mutual consent – and it seems the National League North side could be set to make a quick appointment.

Dickson was the club’s former reserve team manager before taking control of the first team when the much disliked Dr Ranjan Varghese sacked Ben Clark by email at the end of the last season.

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A statement read: “Gateshead Football Club manager Dave Dickson has left the club by mutual consent.

“Dickson was appointed as first team manager following the conclusion of the 2018/19 National League season after previously coaching the Heed’s reserve side to a respectable mid-table finish in the Northern Alliance Premier Division.

“After a successful spell in junior football, Dickson was appointed as reserve team manager in January 2019 and – alongside assistant manager Simon Johnson – helped the Gateshead youngsters’ move away from the foot of the table as they ended the campaign in 10th place.

“After Ben Clark was relieved of his duties as manager in April, Dickson was announced as the Heed legend’s replacement by former Gateshead owner Dr Ranjan Varghese.

“The final week of May saw Neil Pinkerton and Trevor Clark take over from Varghese at Gateshead Football Club as preparations got underway for the 2019/20 season in the National League North.

“And the new owners have been able to reach an agreement for Gateshead and Dickson to part company with immediate effect.

“The decision was made in the best interests of all parties and Gateshead Football Club wishes to thank Dave for his service during what was a very turbulent period.

“A new management team is expected to be confirmed in the coming days.”


Now it’s been reported that former a Newcastle United player is in line to take over at Gateshead.

That man is Mike Williamson, who has had a great spell as a player for the Heed, and now looks set to continue at the club, but as a player-manager.

Williamson has also previously played for Torquay, Wycombe, Watford, Wolves, Oxford and has won promotion from the Football League Third Division, League Two and Championship.


Check out how football fans have been reaction to the departure but also the job link for Mike Williamson on the next page.


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