Another one bites the dust: Yates sacked by Silkmen

Macclesfield Town manager Mark Yates has been sacked after failing to register a single win during his tenure in charge.

Yates left Solihull Moors to take the reins at Macclesfield in the summer after former boss John Askey moved to Shrewsbury Town. he had previously managed Cheltenham Town.

The Silkmen are yet to win after 12 games and have picked up just four points, resulting in them being bottom of the table. This, in their first season back in League Two after winning the National League title. To compound their misery, they were also beaten 8-0 by West Ham in the EFL Cup last month.:

A club statement read“Mark was brought in to the club during the summer and despite a plethora injuries to deal with, as well as an enormous amount of bad luck on occasions, fought gallantly in a bid to lift our league position to where we all want it to be. We would like to thank Mark for his services to the club and wish him the very best of luck in his future career.”

Former Maidstone boss Jay Saunders is the current favourite to replace Yates, with Russell Slade and Kevin Nolan also touted as possible targets.

Our View

No surprise here, Macclesfield have been woeful, but the manager can’t shoulder all of the blame. His side weren’t prepared for promotion, their squad is weak and Askey leaving left them in the lurch.

It would be a huge surprise if they’re not bottom in May.

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