Macclesfield Town have confirmed the appointment of a new head coach in Mark Kennedy, succeeding Daryl McMahon.
The Silkmen are currently in a serious battle to stay in the EFL this season after receiving a six-point deduction last month, putting them right in the midst of a relegation battle, when they were relatively safe prior to it.
The deduction came as a result of the club failing to pay players and staff, along with failing to fulfil a league fixture against Crewe Alexandra, as financial turmoil continues to bring the club to its knees.
Macclesfield Town are delighted to announce Mark Kennedy as our new Head Coach.
Mark will be assisted by Danny Whitaker and Danny Butterfield.
More details 👇https://t.co/TTV37CYloU
— Macclesfield Town (@thesilkmen) January 16, 2020
The problems were rife at the start of the season as tensions grew between the club and then-manager Sol Campbell who ended up leaving the club to be replaced by Daryl McMahon, who himself resigned from the job after crippling financial woe came to the surface and began to affect on-pitch matters.
The club have now confirmed his successor in Mark Kennedy, who is joined at Moss Rose by Danny Whitaker and Danny Butterfield in the job. With a range of playing experience between the three, their levels range from Premier League pedigree to Danny Whitaker who amassed over 400 appearances for the Silkmen over two separate spells.
Macclesfield next face a trip to play-off chasing Colchester as they look to move away from the relegation scrap.
It’s great to see that they have managed to bring a management team in that are happy to take on what appears to be a daunting challenge at Moss Rose, with coaching staff that have vast amounts of playing experience at all levels.
Off-field drama will continue to take centre-stage at Macclesfield but this positive news will be certain to keep the fans buoyant for the time being and hopefully bring some good results on the pitch in the coming weeks.