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Stourbridge appoint Mark Yates

Stourbridge appoint Mark Yates, the ex-Kidderminster, Cheltenham, Crawley boss, after the sacking of Ian Long last month.

The experienced 50-year-old, who also had a playing career, will be working alongside former Macclesfield and Cheltenham defender Neil Howarth, who is named his assistant.

Alex Nicholls, with the support of Lee Brown and James Wren, took charge of his last game for Stourbridge on Saturday, where they won 2-0 against Lowestoft Town.

Mark Yates and Neil Howarth will be in the dugout for the league game away to Rushall Olympic on the 7th of March.

Chairman Andy Pountney: “I was delighted to be contacted by Mark earlier this week and thrilled that following discussions he has accepted the role with Neil (Howarth) coming in as his assistant. Mark’s track record speaks for itself. I look forward to working with them both.

“I received a host of phone calls and messages from people interested in the vacancy, which was very heartening. I’m sincerely apologise that I haven’t been able to get back in touch with everybody since, but it’s been a particularly busy week trying to sort out football matters on top of running my own business!

“I would also like to thank Alex, Lee and James for stepping into the breach at short notice ahead of the Royston match on Tuesday. Please give them your full support against Lowestoft.”

MARK YATES’ PLAYING CAREER:


1988–1991 – Birmingham City – 54 games, (6 goals)
1990–1991 → Colchester United (loan) – 25 games, (6 goals)
1991–1993 – Burnley – 18 games, (1 goal)
1993 → Lincoln City (loan) – 14 games, (0 goals)
1993–1994 – Doncaster Rovers – 34 games, (4 goals)
1994–1999 – Kidderminster Harriers – 237 games, (40 goals)
1999–2004 – Cheltenham Town – 227 games, (21 goals)
2004 – Kidderminster Harriers – 12 games, (2 goals)
Total – 593 games, (74 goals)

HIS MANAGERIAL STATS:


Kidderminster Harriers – 6 January 2006 until 22 December 2009 – 216 games, 92 wins, 52 draws, 72 defeats, 42.6 % win
Cheltenham Town – 22 December 2009 until 25 November 2014 – 257 games, 93 wins, 69 draws, 95 defeats, 36.2 % win
Crawley Town – 19 May 2015 until 25 April 2016 – 47 games, 13 wins, 8 draws, 26 defeats, 27.7 % win
Solihull Moors – 15 November 2017 until 19 June 2018 – 29 games, 12 wins, 10 draws, 7 defeats, 41.4 % win
Macclesfield Town – 19 June 2018 until 8 October 2018 – 16 games, 0 wins, 7 draws, 9 defeats, 0.0 % win
Kidderminster Harriers – 28 January 2019 until 21 April 2019 – 12 games, 6 wins, 1 draw, 5 defeats, 50.0 % win
Total – 577 games, 216 wins, 147 draws, 214 defeats, 37.4 % win

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