John Askey wants the Port Vale job, as per a report by Stoke On Trent Live.

The League Two side are in the hunt for a new manager after the departure of Neil Aspin earlier this week. Askey is the current frontrunner for the vacant position.

Askey, who is 54 years-old, has been available since he was sacked by League One side Shrewsbury Town in November.

He has said, as per Stoke On Trent Live: “It’s a job I would love to get and it would be a perfect fit for me. I’m from the area, my dad played for the club and I was there as a youngster”

“I know the area and I have a feeling for the club- it’s a club dear to my heart. I know people who work there and I have great respect for the CEO Colin Garlick. I have known him for 20 years”.  

Askey spent his whole playing career with Macclesfield Town and played just under 550 games for the Cheshire side, scoring 118 goals altogether.

He retired from playing in 2003 and immediately took up various coaching roles with the Silkmen before getting the full-time job in June 2013.

Askey had Macclesfield competing at the top end of the National League throughout his tenure at the Moss Rose despite a limited budget. He guided them to the FA Trophy final in 2017 but they lost to York City in the final.

He then won the National League title with the Silkmen last season against all odds before leaving for Shrewsbury Town in the summer.


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