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Macclesfield Town have axed Brian Horton after he was unable to save the League Two club from relegation. In March Horton replaced Gary Simpson on a short-term deal until the end of the season with the aim of keeping Macclesfield in the Football League. However, after failing to win any of his games in charge the club have decided to let him go. It has been confirmed that assistant manager Glyn Chamberlain will take charge for the final match of the season away to Southend.
Established in 1874, Macclesfield were a team synonmous with the Non League scene, but it would be the mid-1990s that they would gain that all-important step up into the Football League, a place they have stayed ever since.
Under the stewardship of former Manchester United midfielder Sammy McIlroy, the Silkmen managed to win the Vauxhall Conference, but were unable to gain promotion as their ground Moss Rose was not up to league standards.
However, it wasn't too long until they could celebrate a league title again, as the 1996-1997 season saw them storm to the title again and with redevelopment at Moss Rose now meeting the Football League standards, they were able to take up their promotion and ventured into the Football League.
Since then they have cemented their place in the lower echelons of the Football League and under Gary Simpson they were looking to try and make it into League One, but their League Two status is certainly the most important thing for the Silkmen.
Notable managers alongside McIlroy have been Brian Horton and Keith Alexander, who sadly passed away when still managing the club and will allways be a person that is precious to the Cheshire club.
A single draw against Dover Athletic in an otherwise black and white set of results has seen Macclesfield Town struggle for consistent results. Wins against Maidstone United, Southport and Boreham Wood and defeats to Lincoln City, Solihull Moors, Woking, Dagenham and Redbridge, York City and Aldershot Town demonstate slightly erratic form.
|29 Apr||Macclesfield Town||13:00||Sutton United|
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