Clark and Cummins in charge after Crosby’s Gateshead departure
Former Sunderland defender Ben Clark and reserve team manager Micky Cummins have been placed in temporary charge of Vanarama National League club Gateshead.
Saturday’s home defeat at the hands of basement club Halifax Town proved to be Malcolm Crosby’s final game in charge at the International Stadium, with his departure confirmed on Sunday afternoon.
As the board take their time to consider their option to replace Crosby, they have turned to two players Managing Director Brian Waites described as “a natural choice”.
A statement on the Tynesiders website confirmed the decision.
“Following the departures of manager Malcolm Crosby and assistant manager Gary Owers, Gateshead can confirm that captain Ben Clark and reserve team boss Micky Cummins have been installed as joint-caretaker managers.
The duo will lead training in the days ahead and take charge of the side for Saturday’s Vanarama National League clash with Chester, assuming the vacant managerial position has not been filled.
Managing Director Brian Waites said: “Ben and Micky have taken charge, and there is nobody closer to the players as a group than the two of them. It was a natural choice.
“The players have returned to training this morning, and they are highly motivated to get their season back on track.”
Source: Gateshead FC