Macclesfield Town appoint former Ebbsfleet United boss Daryl McMahon as their new head coach

Monday 19th August 2019

MACCLESFIELD TOWN have unveiled former Ebbsfleet United boss Daryl McMahon as their new head coach, replacing Sol Campbell, who left last Thursday.


McMahon, 35, has signed a contract that will run until the end of the 2019-20 season at the League Two club.

McMahon will be assisted by Steve Gritt and Danny Whitaker.

A Macclesfield Town statement said: “Daryl enjoyed a thirteen year playing career, which saw him amass over three hundred and fifty appearances as a tenacious and committed midfielder.

“After playing for an array of local sides, the Dubliner achieved his break in 1998 when he moved to England to join the youth ranks at West Ham United.

“It proved to be an illustrious grounding at Upton Park, as Daryl was quickly spotting by his national side - for whom, he appeared at a variety of youth levels.

“After a loan spell at Torquay United, Daryl moved to Port Vale and then on to Leyton Orient back in 2004.

“Daryl helped The O's to League Two promotion two years later, before moving to Stevenage in 2007 - where more silverware was to follow in the form of an FA Trophy winners medal.

“Moves to Cambridge United, Farnborough, Boreham Wood, Eastleigh and Dover Athletic ensued, before Daryl first arrived at Ebbsfleet United in 2013.

“He made sixty-six appearances for The Fleet during a two-year period at Stonebridge Road, before a brief spell back at Boreham Wood completed his playing career.

“After temporarily occupying the managerial hot-seat at Ebbsfleet in 2014, Daryl was named as the club's permanent manager the following year.

“Widely-regarded as one of the most promising up and coming managers outside the EFL, Daryl secured two consecutive second place finishes in the National League South - with the latter seeing The Fleet enjoy promotion glory following a play-off final victory over Chelmsford City in 2017.

“In his first season in English football's fifth tier, Daryl masterminded the Kent side reaching the National League play-offs - which was a phenomenal achievement given that it was their first year back at that level.

“Ultimately they were to be eliminated by Tranmere Rovers - yet Daryl gained much admiration from the footballing world in general, for what represented a hugely impressive season.

“He left Stonebridge Road in November 2018 and then became a regular face on BT Sport, as part of their National League coverage.

“Daryl is incredibly passionate and we are all excited to announce him as our new Head Coach.”

The Silkmen are presently in fourth-place in the League Two table, having collected two wins from their opening three games.

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