Port Vale Next Manager Odds
Port Vale next manager after Andy Crosby
Port Vale new manager - Andy Crosby
The news of English club Port Vale has probably only been heard of by the most ardent fans of English football who believe in the old romantic football and follow up on these lower leagues in England.
Port Vale is one of the oldest English clubs, founded in 1876. They come from the town of Burslem, which is located near the city of Stoke on Trent, and have a great rivalry with Stoke City, who play in the Championship. He spent as many as 41 seasons in the second league, but despite that he never managed to break through to the first.
In its 145-year history, Port Vale have beaten all 20 current Premier League sides, all 24 teams currently in the Championship, all 23 rivals they are competing against in League One, and all 24 teams from League Two this season.
Although it has never been in the first division, in the past, Port Vale has celebrated against the biggest clubs like Liverpool, the two teams from Manchester, Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham Everton, and the last one on the list against which they won was Harrogate Town.
The famous British singer Robbie Williams, who owns a share in Port Vale, is also proud of his club's special record. He often helped them financially, he also bought shares in the club, it was even written for a while that he could buy Port Vale and become the owner, but that never happened.
This club last season was member of English League Two and under manager Darrell Clarke they won the final on Wembley and got promoted to English League One. This season they were having ups and downs, but in the second half of the season, they just couldn’t win against anybody and entered in a streak of 7 winless matches which led to change on manager position. Darrell Clarke was sucked, and on his place was appointed Andy Crosby.
Crosby had difficult task ahead of him to lift the team spirit and avoid relegation in a tough competition. Ultimately, he did it and Port Vale will be part of League One next season. Crosby was part of Clarke staff and was part of the team that got promotion from League Two. Before he joined Port Vale in 2021, he was manager of Northern Ireland U21 national team, and he was assistant manager in Scunthorpe, Southampton, Hull, Sheffield United and Reading.
Port Vale’s director of football David Flitcroft said: “He has shown and proved in his time as assistant manager, acting manager, and in support of the manager that he has the qualities required to lead the football plan as we move forward in our next chapter of progression on and off the pitch. He is highly regarded and respected by the staff and players and we feel he is ready for this opportunity. With his work and commitment to the club, he has continually shown all the qualities required to be successful as a manager. We have built a football plan that will continue to see the club grow, progress and drive us forward in League One and beyond. Andy can deliver the short, medium and long-term objectives that we have set out. We have backroom coaching and medical teams in place that can instill the culture and standards of the club whilst we continue developing and improving results and players.”
Crosby is delighted by the opportunity, and he says that he is ready for the new challenges ahead of him: “I think the club has changed and progressed so much both on and off the pitch, I also know the club wants to continue to grow on and off the pitch as well and that’s what makes me really proud that they think I can go and do that and they’re putting the trust in me. I know a lot of people at the football club, I know the values of what Carol, Kevin and the football club are all about, this is a guaranteed hard-working place, and that has to be the bare minimum. We have to, as a football team give 100% every single day because that’s what the people deserve. We’re representing them, this is their football club and those are the minimum requirements.”