Club statement | Spartans appoint Lee Clark as new manager

Blyth Spartans are delighted to announce the appointment of former England International and Newcastle United midfielder Lee Clark as their new first team manager.

Clark, 46, brings a wealth of Football League experience having previously managed Huddersfield Town, Birmingham City, Blackpool and Bury, whilst also managing Kilmarnock in Scotland

The midfielder made 528 appearances in his professional career, scoring 66 goals, most notably for Newcastle United, Sunderland and Fulham.

Clark’s first step into management was at Huddersfield Town in 2008 where he took the side the League One play-offs in back to back seasons.

During his four-year spell, he set a Football League record of 43 consecutive games undefeated – which still stands today.

And Clark, who has not managed since parting company with Bury in October 2017, is honoured to join Blyth.

“First and foremost, it’s football – I love it, I want to be on the grass,” said Blyth Spartans’ new manager.

“I’ve been too long out the game and an opportunity to be at home around my family at a great club with great tradition. When they contacted me and I was honoured.”

Blyth have called a press conference at Croft Park at 3pm on Monday. To apply for a press pass, please email Media Manager Stuart Dick at stuart@sdjournalism.co.uk.

The news was welcomed by new club sponsor Texo, we’ll be making a further announcement on the details of our new sponsorship deal this coming Monday.

Posted by Jordan Cronin