Spennymoor Town are pleased to announce the appointment of Anthony Smith as Assistant Manager.
Anthony will bring a wealth of experience to the club in the clubs push to achieve its aim of a top five finish in its first season in the Evo-Stik division one North.
Anthony told us ‘I’m very excited and looking forward to joining what I see to be most ambitious club in the north east at part time level. I was very impressed with Brad and Jason’s plans, ambitions and foresight for the future of the club, its very pleasing to see the clubs targets are very similar to my own. I would like to think that with collective effort from everyone involved at the club that we can continue to progress as a club and achieve success. It’s a challenge I’m really looking forward too.’
Anthony Smith began his career with Sunderland, making 25 appearances in all competitions without scoring in five seasons at the club. He made 7 appearances for Hartlepool United on loan in 1992. Smith went on to play 4 games for Northampton Town before retiring due to injury at the age of 24.
Smith was named manager of Northern League side Chester-le-Street Town in September 2011 but left the club in June 2012 to join Gateshead.
On 10 December 2012, Smith was named caretaker manager at Gateshead after Ian Bogie & Terry Mitchell were relieved of their duties. Three days later, Smith was named permanent manager and given a contract until the end of the 2012–13 season. After a 17th place finish, Smith was given a one-year contract for the 2013–14 season. Smith resigned from his post on 18 August 2013 after defeats in the opening three games of the 2013–14 season. More recently Smith took charge of West Auckland in August following the departure of Peter Dixon, and took them on an unbeaten run of 15 games storming to the top of the Northern League. Following a meeting last week with West Auckland’s management committee, Smith and his assistant manager handed in their resignation.
We would like to welcome Anthony to the Brewery Field.
It just remains to wish all of our sponsors and supporters a very Merry Christmas from everyone at the club and hope to see you on Boxing Day when we are away to Harrogate Railway.