Port Vale

Neil Aspin

Manager

Neil Aspin


Nickname Valiants

Founded 1879

Stadium Vale Park

Time at Club:

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Port Vale are managed by Neil Aspin who replaced the sacked Michael Brown on 4th October 2017. David Kelly and Chris Morgan were placed in charge of the first team while the League Two outfit searched for Brown's replacement, which turned out to be club legend Aspin who left Gateshead in order to return.

Vale were the first side to be without a manager over the festive period following the resignation of Bruno Ribeiro on Boxing Day 2016. Michael Brown took over on a caretaker basis, but was unable to keep the club in League One, however he was then handed the job on a permanent basis.

Established in 1876 in the city of Stoke-on-Trent, Port Vale have always played their football in the lower echelons of the football league and have failed to play top-flight football in their history. However, they gained early success in Division Two, having been a founder member of the league, whilst in the 1950s they managed to get into an FA Cup semi-final.

During the 1980s and 1990s the man at the centre of all things good for Port Vale football club was John Rudge as he managed to keep them in the higher leagues and they finished 8th in the Second Division after a fantastic campaign.

However, in recent times they have struggled to keep up with their neighbours and local rivals Stoke City, and as the Potters have ventured into the Premier League, the Valiants find themselves in League Two.

Recent Form

Won
60%
Drawn
10%
Lost
30%

Port Vale have reaped 6 wins in the last 10 games, beating Crewe Alexandra, Oxford United, Exeter City, Morecambe, Cheltenham Town and . 1 draws against Newport County and defeats to Swindon Town, Grimsby Town and Stevenage has seen them score 16 at an average of 1.6 goals per game while shipping 11.

Fixtures

Recent Results

Manager History

ManagerStart Date - End DateRecord
Neil Aspin04 Oct 2017 - PresentWon: 5, Drawn: 1, Lost: 2
Michael Brown03 May 2017 - 16 Sep 2017Won: 1, Drawn: 2, Lost: 7
Michael Brown *26 Dec 2016 - 03 May 2017Won: 5, Drawn: 7, Lost: 13
Bruno Ribeiro20 Jun 2016 - 26 Dec 2016Won: 10, Drawn: 7, Lost: 12
Robert Page18 Sep 2014 - 19 May 2016Won: 35, Drawn: 20, Lost: 38
Micky Adams13 May 2011 - 18 Sep 2014Won: 67, Drawn: 37, Lost: 62
Mark Grew *22 Mar 2011 - 13 May 2011Won: 2, Drawn: 4, Lost: 4
Jim Gannon06 Jan 2011 - 21 Mar 2011Won: 4, Drawn: 4, Lost: 7
Mark Grew *01 Jan 2011 - 06 Jan 2011Won: 1, Drawn: 0, Lost: 1
Geoff Horsfield *01 Jan 2011 - 06 Jan 2011Won: 1, Drawn: 0, Lost: 1
Micky Adams05 Jun 2009 - 30 Dec 2010Won: 35, Drawn: 27, Lost: 19
Dean Glover06 Oct 2008 - 03 May 2009Won: 12, Drawn: 8, Lost: 19
Lee Sinnott05 Nov 2007 - 22 Sep 2008Won: 9, Drawn: 11, Lost: 24
Dean Glover *26 Sep 2007 - 05 Nov 2007Won: 2, Drawn: 1, Lost: 5
Martin Foyle13 Feb 2004 - 26 Sep 2007Won: 68, Drawn: 34, Lost: 82
Brian Horton22 Jan 1999 - 12 Feb 2004Won: 84, Drawn: 67, Lost: 111
Mark Grew *18 Jan 1999 - 22 Jan 2011Won: 1, Drawn: 0, Lost: 1
Bill Dearden *18 Jan 1999 - 22 Jan 1999Unknown
John Rudge05 Dec 1984 - 18 Jan 1999Won: 278, Drawn: 213, Lost: 258
John McGrath21 Dec 1979 - 05 Dec 1983Won: 71, Drawn: 57, Lost: 73
Dennis Butler17 May 1978 - 30 Aug 1979Won: 14, Drawn: 15, Lost: 23
Bobby Smith01 Nov 1977 - 17 May 1978Won: 7, Drawn: 16, Lost: 15
Roy Sproson31 Jan 1974 - 31 Oct 1977Won: 58, Drawn: 63, Lost: 68
Sam Gleaves01 Jan 1970 - 31 May 1905Won: 86, Drawn: 56, Lost: 100
Gordon Lee01 May 1968 - 14 Jan 1974Won: 101, Drawn: 86, Lost: 94
Stanley Matthews01 May 1967 - 30 Apr 1968Won: 12, Drawn: 16, Lost: 23
Jackie Mudie01 Mar 1965 - 01 May 1967Won: 37, Drawn: 28, Lost: 45
Freddie Steele01 Oct 1962 - 28 Feb 1965Won: 44, Drawn: 32, Lost: 50
Norman Low01 Feb 1957 - 01 Oct 1962Won: 116, Drawn: 66, Lost: 104
Freddie Steele01 Dec 1951 - 31 Jan 1957Won: 100, Drawn: 73, Lost: 73
Ivor Powell01 Jun 1951 - 01 Dec 1951Won: 2, Drawn: 8, Lost: 10
Gordon Hodgson01 Oct 1946 - 01 Jun 1951Won: 84, Drawn: 54, Lost: 84
Billy Frith01 Aug 1945 - 01 Oct 1946Won: 5, Drawn: 5, Lost: 3
Tom Morgan01 Dec 1937 - 01 Apr 1938Won: 5, Drawn: 6, Lost: 7
Warney Cresswell01 May 1936 - 01 Apr 1937Won: 16, Drawn: 9, Lost: 15
Tom Holford01 Jun 1932 - 01 Sep 1935Won: 44, Drawn: 29, Lost: 57
Tom Morgan01 Jan 1930 - 31 May 1932Won: 50, Drawn: 16, Lost: 42
Joe Schofield01 Jan 1924 - 01 Jan 1930Won: 112, Drawn: 54, Lost: 101
Tom Holford01 Jan 1919 - 01 Jan 1924Won: 57, Drawn: 41, Lost: 85
H Myatt01 Jan 1912 - 31 Dec 1914Won: 0, Drawn: 0, Lost: 1

* Caretaker/Interim Manager

Trophies Won

2
League One

1954
1930

sackrace
League Performance
PWDLGDPts
20. Morecambe17458-917
21. Crewe Alexandra175210-1217
22. Port Vale174310-715
23. Barnet17359-614
24. Chesterfield172411-1610
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