David McNabb named as the new Bury FC manager

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Bury FC have appointed David McNabb as their manager, after six months with Bootle.

The former Bucks boss was subject to an official approach from the Gigg Lane side on Sunday with the Bucks begrudgingly allowing permission. 

McNabb resigned from his role as manager, a position he has held since March. 

In a statement posted on their club website, the Bucks said: “Bootle Football Club can confirm that Dave McNabb has resigned from his role as manager of the club.

“The club would like to thank Dave for his contribution and wish him well for the future.

“The directors and committee will make a further announcement of next steps in due course.”

He met with Shakers club officials today (September 25) and was expected to meet the players, Monday evening. 

Assistant manager Tim Lees and Jack Hook follow McNabb to Greater Manchester as part of his backroom staff. 

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Bury sit one point off the North West Counties league leaders Wythenshawe AFC and are unbeaten in their last two – following wins over Squires Gate and Colne.

However, in light of their defeat to Lower Breck, manager Andy Welsh stepped down from his role. The former Yeovil Town midfielder was installed as the head coach of the Phoenix club, Bury AFC, before the club merged with Bury FC in the summer. 

Welsh was at the helm for their promotion from the North West Counties First Division North. 

However, it wasn’t to be back-to-back success as Vauxhall Motors and Avro secured their spots in the Northern Premier League West last season. 

Leon Mike and Stephen Sheil, who are in charge of the Shakers under-23s side, had been tasked with taking over on a temporary basis – which has proved successful earning maximum points. 

McNabb’s first game in charge of Bury will be against Isle of Man on Tuesday as they look to keep the pressure on the promotion-chasers. 

At Vesty Road, Bootle’s search for his successor is well underway with a number of applicants sounding out the club over the role. They’re next in action on October 7 at home to Bamber Bridge in the FA Trophy.

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