Celtic announce new manager
Thursday 10th May 2018 @ 14:39 by Mark Phillip

Stalybridge Celtic have confirmed Simon Haworth as the new first team manager.

The 41-year-old joins the club with a wealth of experience, having played in the Football League with Wigan Athletic and Cardiff City, and he’s also been capped for Wales.

Simon has previously managed Clitheroe in the Evo-Stik First Division North.

Upon announcing the appointment, Chairman Rob Gorski said:¬†‘Simon is intelligent, knows the game inside out, has great knowledge of the Evo-Stik leagues and I love his philosophy. He likes to play a high tempo, high pressing game using pacey young players who are hungry to achieve. Previously, we have chosen more household names in non-league football but sadly, with hindsight, they all failed. This time, although we had a number of outstanding candidates, Simon’s desire, knowledge and ambition impressed the whole board.’

Simon said¬†‘I’m delighted at the opportunity and I cant wait to re-energise the club and move it forward. I’m really looking forward to bringing young hungry players in who play for the shirt and we will play an exciting high energy, attacking brand of football.

‘It’s hugely important that we pull the whole club together and the supporters have a huge part to play and I look forward to regular communication with the fans. Let’s get this club on the front foot again!’

Simon takes over from Steve Burr, who left the club on the final day of the season after the 2-0 defeat at Halesowen Town.

He has since become the new manager of Stafford Rangers.