So with the season barely into October Macclesfield Town find themselves on the lookout for a new manager, after Mark Yates was removed from his position on Monday. With the title triumph at Eastleigh seeming like a lifetime away, SLE take a look at the numbers behind the Mark Yates era at the Moss Rose:
0 victories in ninety minutes following 16 competitive fixtures (12 league fixtures and 4 cup games) – part of a run of 35 consecutive Football League games without a win.
Yates appointed 2 club legends as assistant managers – Neil Howarth and Danny Whitaker who will now take charge until a replacement can be found.
Joined in June on a 3 – year contract.
4 league points from a possible 36 in the Football League – leaving us 5 points adrift of safety.
7 points dropped from winning positions – against Swindon Town, Cheltenham Town and Newport County.
13 new players arrived at the Moss Rose so far this season – although we might not be able to blame / credit Mark Yates with all of them!
38 goals conceded in 16 games – we were in January last season before conceding as many!
Yates has been relieved of his duties just 112 days into a 3-year contract.
100% record in penalty shootouts during Yates’ tenure – with Macc tasting success from 12 yards against Bradford and Walsall in the Carabao Cup and Blackpool in the Checkatrade Trophy.
But not to worry because we’re not 1,000,000 miles away!