A bluffers guide to Neil Howarth

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In the latest instalment in our new series, we furnish you with some facts about Neil Howarth, one of the Silkmen’s new assistant managers and former captain in his playing days:

1 – He started his career at Burnley, from where he joined Macc, initially on loan.

2 – Howarth has previously worked with Mark Yates at Cheltenham Town and Kidderminster Harriers.

3 – Neil joined Cheltenham as a player in 1999 with a £7,000 transfer from Macc.

4 – He is 46 years old (born in November 1971).

5 – Howarth has 3 Conference winners medals, 2 at Macc from 1995 and 1997 and his last came in 1999 at Cheltenham.

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Howarth leads The Silkmen out in their first ever fixture in the Football League against Torquay United in August 1997, now he will be helping to manage the first team as they make a historic return to League 2 (Image courtesy of MTFC).

6 – He has fulfilled many off-field roles, including assistant manager at Cheltenham and Kidderminster, analyst at Bury, and head of recruitment at Portsmouth and Salford City.

7 – Neil was voted Macc’s player of the year in 1994-95.

8 – Howarth played for the England C team whilst at Macc.

9 – He had an impressive medal haul at Macc, with 2 Conference titles, the 1996 FA Trophy, The Conference League Cup in 1994, The Staffordshire Senior Cup in 1994 and 1997, The Cheshire Senior Cup, and a runners up medal from Division 3.




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