Campbell is new boss at Mossley

Mossley's new manager Garry Campbell and his assistant, Glen McCrum.
Mossley's new manager Garry Campbell and his assistant, Glen McCrum.

Garry Campbell is the new manager of Amateur league side Mossley FC, taking over from Campbell Graham who had just over a year in the post.

Garry, who resigned as manager of 18th Newtownabbey towards the end of 2013, admitted: “I had no intention of doing anything until the end of the season. I had been helping a mate take the odd session at Barn Seconds and went round watching a few games - but the few months that I had been out, I’ve been missing it.

“Another club had told me their manager was leaving at the end of the season – but then Mossley approached me, saying they wanted to get someone in now, before players start disappearing elsewhere and I just couldn’t turn it down.”

And it’s a job he knows well, as this is his third spell in charge of the club, taking over after the brief tenure of Les Long and then again after John McMinn.

He had, of course, spent most of his playing days, as the Mossley goalkeeper, and it was while playing for Mossley that he started cutting his managerial teeth at Carnmoney Colts.

Since then he has managed of the now defunct Newtownabbey FC, gave Paul Cargill a helping hand at 18th Newtownabbey Old Boys before taking over at the start of the 2012/13 campaign.

His backroom staff at 18th were former Glademen, Bobby Steele and Glen McCrum.

He takes over from Campbell Graham who had almost one full season as Mossley manager, after the resignation of Glen McIntyre.

“I had come through from youth football and found the Amateur League a real eye opener,” said Graham. There are so many other teams around this area and Mossley will know Garry can get a few new faces in.

“But there’s no hard feelings. I wish Garry, the players and the club all the best.”