Macclesfield to relaunch beneath new possession with Robbie Savage as head of soccer

Robbie Savage

Macclesfield City will relaunch as Macclesfield FC after native businessman Robert Smethurst acquired the belongings of the membership.

Robbie Savage will function the pinnacle of soccer on the rebuilt membership at Moss Rose.

Danny Whitaker will stay as supervisor of the brand new membership Macclesfield FC, who purpose to compete within the North West Counties Soccer League subsequent season.

“That is a particularly thrilling alternative to rebuild a historic soccer membership for Macclesfield and the encompassing areas and I need to make sure that we carry the footballing heartbeat again into the local people; mixed with a agency monetary marketing strategy and with consideration for the followers,” Smethurst mentioned in an announcement.

“My imaginative and prescient over the approaching months and years is to rebuild the membership, pitch & stadium amenities and re-invest the revenue generated from that again into creating a primary crew and into the membership general.

“If we will transfer a brand new crew into the North West Counties Soccer League subsequent season, we’ll have achieved certainly one of our foremost targets. Over the approaching years, our foremost purpose is to maneuver up by way of the leagues.”

Macclesfield City have been expelled from the Nationwide League after being wound up by the Excessive Court docket.

The membership has been suspended from the league previous to that date, with all scheduled fixtures earlier than that date postponed.

General view of the Moss Rose Ground, home of Macclesfield Town
Macclesfield City will relaunch as Macclesfield FC

On September 16, the Insolvency and Firms Court docket wound up the membership over unpaid money owed of greater than £500,000.

Gamers and workers have been made redundant within the wake of the ruling.

Savage: It is a excellent match for me

Former Leicester Metropolis, Birmingham Metropolis, Blackburn Rovers and Wales midfielder turned broadcaster, Savage, says the function he’ll undertake at Macclesfield FC is a perfect match for him.

“I used to be devastated to see what occurred right here at Macclesfield. A membership steeped in historical past and price greater than any worth in cash to locals,” he mentioned.

“I’m privileged to be requested by the brand new proprietor to take up a task as head of soccer from the primary crew to grassroots and was genuinely stunned to get a name as I had no concept that Rob was seeking to buy the membership till we spoke and he requested if I used to be to carry an additional dimension to his ambitions.

“I stay inside a stone’s throw from the bottom and have integral hyperlinks to the membership as an area grassroots coach, a father who brings his sons right here to spectate and a footballing skilled who campaigns and lobbies for decrease tier soccer golf equipment, who’re the muse of the sport.

“In my retirement from enjoying, I’ve discovered a love for seeing youngsters develop and the satisfaction I get from that can not be rivalled – so the function I’ve been requested to take up appears an ideal match for me.”

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