Macclesfield Town appoints former Irish international Mark Kennedy as new boss

Former Irish international Mark Kennedy is the new head of Macclesfield Town.

It is the 43-year-old’s first job as a front runner who previously worked as a respected academy coach in Manchester City and as a U23 headlamp worker at Wolves.

Last season, he was Sol Campbell’s assistant in Macclesfield before the former English defender left the club in August.

Kennedy, who won 34 caps for Ireland between 1995 and 2002, has signed a first short-term deal by the end of the season.

He is assisted by former Crystal Palace and Southampton defenders Danny Butterfield and Danny Whitaker, who was previously the caretaker’s chief.

Kennedy was a strong player of the wolves, but also had spells with Liverpool, Manchester City and Crystal Palace.

He also played spells for Ipswich Town, Cardiff City, Wimbledon and Millwall.

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