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Brightwell named new Macclesfield manager

Macclesfield Town have appointed Ian Brightwell as their new boss, with him stepping up from former manager Paul Ince's backroom staff.

ord=Math.random()*10000000000000000;document.write('</scr' + 'ipt>');</pre><noscript><a href="http://ad.au.doubleclick.net/jump/prodigy.tribalfootball/generic;sz=300x250;ord=123456789?" target="_blank"><img src="http://ad.au.doubleclick.net/ad/prodigy.tribalfootball/generic;sz=300x250;ord=123456789?" width="300" height="250" border="0" alt=""></a></noscript><!-- End ad tag --></td></tr></table> The 39-year-old former Manchester City defender has agreed a two-year contract and will be assisted by number two Asa Hartford. <p> First-team coach Brightwell previously led the club as a caretaker before Ince was appointed to succeed Brian Horton last season. <p> "I had a brief taste of what it was like last season and I cannot wait to get started," he told the club's official website. <p> "I've worked with a lot of great managers, including Incey, and know what it takes to be a good gaffer. <p> "I have a lot of respect for Asa and I am delighted he has accepted the offer to join me." <p> Chairman Bickerton added: "We spoke to a lot of people, including a lot of known names. <p> "But we kept coming back to 'Bob' (Brightwell). The board were struck by his enthusiasm, ideas and undoubted passion for Macclesfield Town."


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