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Boss Band departs Glossop for Macclesfield role

Glossop North End boss Peter Band has left the club to take on a new job as assistant manager at newly-formed Macclesfield FC.

Band, who joined Glossop in October 2018 alongside his then joint-boss Lloyd Morrison, but despite managing 86 matches was unable to complete a full season with the club due to the lockdowns and stoppages caused by Covid-19.

He has now opted to make the move to his home town club to team up with manager Danny Whittaker ahead of Macclesfield's first ever season in the North West Counties League.

Peter Band has left Glossop for Macclesfield. Photo: Glossop North End FC.

A club statement read: "Pete leaves with the best wishes of everyone at the club. Pete, who admittedly eats, sleeps and breathes football, has put his heart and soul into GNE since his appointment, but he feels the time has come to take a step in a different direction.

"Glossop North End would like to put on record their sincere thanks to Pete for his time and efforts at the club since his arrival in October 2018. It should be said that Pete leaves on more than good terms with everyone here at GNE. We wish him all the best for the future."

Band, meanwhile, said the chance to move to his boyhood club was too good to turn down.

He told the Pav's Patch blog: "When I went there with Lloyd they were bottom of the Evo-Stik First Division West and we guided them to safety. The last couple of seasons were ruined by the pandemic.

“I think they understand why I’ve resigned to go to Macclesfield. Macc are my boyhood team and where I’ve always wanted to be. There’ll be people at Glossop and throughout football who have clubs they couldn’t turn down.”

Applications are now being invited for the manager's position at Glossop, with a closing date of April 11. Send application letters/CVs to the club's email glossopnorthendafc@hotmail.com.