Port Vale Next Manager Odds
Port Vale FC next manager after John Askey
Who is Port Vale FC manager John Askey?
John Askey is the current newly appointed Port Vale manager after being appointed in February 2019. Askey was born on 4 November 1964 in Stoke on Trent. John Askey played football professionally for clubs around England such as Port Vale, Milton United and Macclesfield Town.
Between the years of 1982 and 1984, Askey played for Port Vale and Milton United where he failed to make a competitive appearance for either club. In 1984, Askey moved to Macclesfield Town where he made 511 competitive appearances scoring 109 goals over a 9 year stint at the club whilst mainly playing as a striker or a winger. While he was at Macclesfield, he won numerous individual awards along with team awards.
Askey was made Macclesfield Town manager in October 2003 replacing David Moss who was sacked in the same month. However, he was demoted to assistant manager a few months later before being made the permanent manager once again in April 2013. He guided Macclesfield Town to promotion into the Football League before departing for the vacant managerial position at Shrewsbury Town. Askey struggled at Shrewsbury Town after taking a side who challenged for promotion in the previous season into a relegation battle the following year. John Askey was sacked in November 2018 when the club was sitting in 18th place in the EFL League One.
In February 2019, Askey was appointed as manager of Port Vale with a contract that would last until the end of the 2018-19 season. In his opening season, Askey guided the club to a 20th placed finish in the EFL League Two and successfully avoided relegation. The club decided to extend his contract through to June 2022 due to his successful spell at the club. The fans will be hoping for a much more stable position in the upcoming season under manager John Askey, they’ll be hoping they don’t run into another relegation battle like the previous season.
As a manager, Askey has won many honours including The 2014-15 Chesire Senior Cup, the 2017-18 National League and also finished as a runner up in the 2016-17 FA Trophy all at Macclesfield Town. He also won the Conference Premier Manager of the Month in January 2015. The Port Vale board will be hoping Askey can replicate this form as he goes into a new season at the club.