Nolberto Solano announced as First Team Manager

Blyth Spartans are delighted to announce Nolberto Solano as the new First Team Manager.

With a professional playing career that spans almost 20 years which included over 300 appearances at locals Newcastle United, Nobby joins Spartans on an initial 12-month contract, as they start their preparations for the Northern Premier League.

Chairman Irfan Liaquat said on the appointment, “We are delighted to introduce Nolberto Solano as our new first team manager. A highly talented individual with the perfect blend of skills, expertise, and plenty of flair. His exceptional talent, coupled with his extensive network, positions him to achieve great success with as we start our rebuild. I believe Nobby holds the key to what we’ve potentially been missing previously.”

Nobby, who started his managerial career at Newcastle Benfield back in 2012 said, “It’s a wonderful challenge, I’m really pleased. One of the reasons I accepted is the way my ex-teammate, Steve Howard showed me the ambition of the club which is some I love. It will be a great opportunity to work with the local lads. I know Blyth very well. It’s a very popular team in the North East. I’m very excited, with these wonderful players and the new owner, we need to work hard, work together and get back up into National League North”.

Steve Howard, Sporting Director for the Club, said, “I am absolutely delighted my ex-teammate has decided to join Blyth Spartans as first team manager. His wealth of experience and coaching skills will be invaluable. I’m looking forward to working closely with Nobby to create a team that will get back to the level they should be, and ultimately bring success to the club for years to come.”

Nobby is joining Blyth with an already blossoming coaching CV which has seen him take Peruvian club Universitario de Deportes from a relegation battle to a top half finish as manager and helping lead Peru to their first World Cup in 34 years as assistant manager in 2018.

Welcome to Blyth, Nobby!


Posted by Matty Rayson