Crawley Town Appoint Mark Yatesby Jack Kitson / 19 May 2015, 18:13Tweet
Crawley Town have found their man in Mark Yates who has put pen to paper and signed a two-year deal at Broadfield Stadium. The Reds had been searching for a new boss since John Gregory, who had been out of action since December, officially left the club 11 days ago. Dean Saunders stepped in as interim boss but failed to keep the club in the third-tier, and has since gone on to replace Paul Cook at Chesterfield.
Yates had been out of work since parting ways with Cheltenham back in November. The 45-year-old spent almost five years in charge of the Robins, a lengthy period that is almost unheard of these days, and was the third-longest serving manager in England's top four tiers at the time of his departure. Yates also previously managed Kidderminster Harriers between 2006 and 2009.
Now back in the dugout, Yates will attempt to lead his new troops straight back into League One, following their relegation last term. Crawley endured a disappointing season, finishing 22nd in the table, losing their third-tier status on the final day of the campaign.