Macclesfield Town

John Askey


John Askey

Founded 1874

Chairman Mark Blower

Stadium Moss Rose

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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.

Recent Form


Macclesfield Town have reaped 6 wins in the last 10 games, beating North Ferriby United, Wrexham, Guiseley AFC, Bromley, Woking and Solihull Moors. 2 draws against Dagenham and Redbridge and Barrow and defeats to Boreham Wood and Eastleigh has seen them score 15 at an average of 1.5 goals per game while shipping 9.


Recent Results

Manager History

ManagerStart Date - End DateRecord
John Askey03 Apr 2013 - PresentUnknown
Brian Horton *19 Mar 2012 - 30 Apr 2012Won: 0, Drawn: 2, Lost: 6
Keith Alexander27 Mar 2008 - 03 Mar 2010Won: 27, Drawn: 26, Lost: 46
Paul Ince23 Oct 2006 - 25 Jun 2007Won: 14, Drawn: 8, Lost: 13
Brian Horton01 Apr 2004 - 01 Oct 2006Won: 47, Drawn: 35, Lost: 49
John Askey27 Oct 2003 - 01 Apr 2004Won: 7, Drawn: 8, Lost: 12
Kevin Keen *11 Oct 2001 - 12 Nov 2001Won: 1, Drawn: 1, Lost: 5
Sammy McIlroy01 Jul 1993 - 30 Jun 2000Unknown

* Caretaker/Interim Manager

League Performance
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