MARTIN McIntosh has been appointed the new first-team manager of Buxton Football Club.
Ex-Worksop Town boss McIntosh has been given the task of turning around the fortunes of the Bucks, who are currently five points adrift of safety in the Evo-Stik Premier Division with 14 league games remaining.
McIntosh, 40, began his playing career with Tottenham Hotspur, before spells at Clydebank, Hamilton Academical and Stockport County.
He made more than 100 appearances for Rotherham United, becoming club captain, before going on to play for Huddersfield Town, Grimsby, Mansfield Town, Alfreton Town and Guiseley.
A holder of UEFA coaching qualifications, McIntosh was appointed manager of Evo-Stik Premier Division side Worksop in October 2010 and guided the Tigers to a ninth-place finish, but a poor start to the 2011 season, which saw a run of only one win in ten and exit from the FA Cup, sealed the Scotsman’s fate. He was later linked with the managerial job at Stocksbridge Park Steels.
McIntosh succeeds Scott Maxfield, who had been placed in charge of Buxton in mid-November following the departure of John Reed, but struggled to pull the club out of a poor run which has seen them win one of their last 17 league games. The managerial position at the Silverlands was advertised earlier this week and interviews took place on Saturday of candidates shortlisted from over 30 applicants.
McIntosh’s first game in charge will be the away league clash against Mickleover Sports next Saturday (kick-off 3pm).
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