Macclesfield Town

Sol Campbell


Sol Campbell

Nickname Silkmen

Founded 1874

Moss Rose

Time at Club:





Macclesfield Town are managed by Sol Campbell who was eventually chosen as the official replacement for Mark Yates.

Established in 1874, Macclesfield were a team synonymous 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


Numerous draws but few defeats has seen Macclesfield Town enjoy a strong run of results. Defeats against Northampton Town & Forest Green are the only black marks on a run that has seen them amass wins against Port Vale, Exeter City & Yeovil Town while sharing the spoils versus Cambridge United, Newport County, Morecambe, Lincoln City & Stevenage

Recent Results

Manager History

ManagerStart Date - End DateRecord
Sol Campbell27 Nov 2018 - PresentWon: 7, Drawn: 11, Lost: 9
Mark Yates19 Jun 2018 - 08 Oct 2018Won: 0, Drawn: 7, Lost: 9
John Askey03 Apr 2013 - 01 Jun 2018Won: 120, Drawn: 58, Lost: 89
Brian Horton19 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 Keen11 Oct 2001 - 12 Nov 2001Won: 1, Drawn: 1, Lost: 5
Sammy McIlroy01 Jul 1993 - 30 Jun 2000Unknown
League Performance
20. Port Vale46121321-1649
21. Cambridge United46121123-2647
22. Macclesfield Town46101422-2644
23. Notts County4691423-3641
24. Yeovil Town4691324-2540
League Results


Cambridge United

Carlisle United

Cheltenham Town

Colchester United

Crawley Town

Crewe Alexandra

Exeter City

Forest Green

Grimsby Town

Lincoln City

Mansfield Town

Milton Keynes Dons


Newport County

Northampton Town

Notts County

Oldham Athletic

Port Vale


Swindon Town

Tranmere Rovers

Yeovil Town

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