Gateshead appoint from within

13/12/2012, by Jeff Bowron

Anth SmithGateshead have appointed their new manager from within and can announce Anth Smith as Ian Bogie's replacement.

Former Sunderland defender Smith has done an exceptional job with Gateshead reserves, Under 19s and under 18s.

He has initially been given a full-time contract until the end of the season when the situation will be reviewed along with all player contracts.

The appointment of an assistant manager will be announced in the near future.

Smith met the media after training at the International Stadium today, including TV, radio and press.

Full reaction from today's unveiling will be on the club website this afternoon.