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First Team Management

The Management Team

Tim Flowers - Manager

Macclesfield Town were delighted to confirm the appointment of former Premier League winner and England goalkeeper Tim Flowers as our new First Team Manager back in August 2020.

The 53-year-old is assisted by Gary Whild and Danny Whitaker and has agreed an initial deal until the end of the 2020/21 campaign.

After starting his professional career at Wolverhampton Wanderers back in 1984, Flowers went on to become one of the most respected goalkeepers of his generation.

A move to Southampton followed, where he made just under two-hundred appearances for The Saints between 1986 and 1993.

It was at this point that Flowers made the move north to join Blackburn Rovers for a £2.4m fee, which made him the most expensive goalkeeper in Britain.

Rovers were to finish second during his inaugural season at Ewood Park, but were to go one better twelve months later - as they historically lifted the Premier League trophy after conceding just thirty-nine goals all season.

Tim was to go on to enjoy spells at Leicester City (where he lifted the 2000 League Cup), Stockport County, Coventry City and Manchester City, before transitioning into the coaching world after making five-hundred senior playing appearances.

Most recently, Flowers was manager at Solihull Moors where he boasted an impressive record within the National League.

Over 102 games, Flowers achieved forty-nine victories and twenty-eight draws as he took The Moors to a memorable second-placed finish back in 2019.

In addition to this, Tim has also been Assistant Manager at Queens Park Rangers, Hull City and Kidderminster Harriers.

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Danny Whitaker - Assistant Manager

Danny was born in Wilmslow on 14th November 1980 and came through the ranks at Manchester United's Academy. 

In 2001, Whitaker signed his first professional contract with Macclesfield and made a fantastic impression on his debut on 2nd February 2002 scoring against Exeter City.

Danny really broke on to the scene during the 2002-03 season and consistent performances attracted several higher-league clubs. 

He won the Player of the Year award in the 2005/06 season but would make the short journey over to Port Vale shortly after.

He was an ever-present for Vale in his two years there but after their relegation in 2008, Whitaker joined Oldham Athletic and continued to ply his trade in League One. 

After two seasons at Boundary Park he moved to League Two side Chesterfield in the summer of 2010 and during the following season he did not miss one league match as The Spireites were crowned League Two Champions, and Whitaker also featured in the PFA League Two Team of the Year. 

John Askey then brought Danny back to the Moss Rose in the summer of 2013 and he became virtually an ever-present. 

Danny signed up for his tenth professional season with Macc in the summer of 2017 and he played a pivotal role in the midfield as The Silkmen were crowned National League champions. He also picked up Macclesfield’s Player of the Year award as well as being named in the National League’s Team of the season.

In the summer of 2018 it was announced Whitaker would take up a Player/Coaching under Mark Yates and he subsequently stepped in to manage The Silkmen on a temporary basis alongside Neil Howarth.

Danny Whitaker became the Assistant Manager when Sol Campbell was appointed Manager at the end of November 2018 and has been appointed Assistant Head Coach under both Daryl McMahon and currently, Mark Kennedy.

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Gary Whild - Assistant Manager

In addition to our very own "Magic Man" Danny Whitaker, Tim is also assisted by the vastly-experienced Gary Whild.

Gary has a proven reputation for spotting and nurturing young talent and was a key influence in Solihull's impressive 2018/19 campaign under the former England 'keeper.

Formerly at Kidderminster Harriers under Steve Burr, Gary's knowledge and expertise at this level of the game is second to none and as such, he represents a valued addition to our new management team.

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