Gateshead FC First Team Squad - Coaching Staff

Micky Cummins - Coach

Date of Birth:
01/06/1978 (age 37)
Previous Clubs:
Middlesbrough, Port Vale, Darlington, Rotherham United, Grimsby Town
John Winspear

Reserve/U19 Team Manager

Former Republic of Ireland U.21 midfielder Cummins signed for Gateshead from Conference rivals Grimsby Town in the summer of 2011. The 35-year-old racked up 287 games for Port Vale during a six year stay in the Potteries having began his career at Middlesbrough where he made two Premier League appearances. After leaving Port Vale, where he played in the 2001 LDV Vans final win over Brentford at the Millennium Stadium, Cummins had two year spells at both Darlington and Rotherham before he linked up with Grimsby and then Gateshead for whom he scored 12 goals in his first season and has made over 100 appearances.


Stephen Pears - Coach

Date of Birth:
22/01/1962 (age 53)
Previous Clubs:
Middlesbrough (coach), Hartlepool United (coach)

Goalkeeping Coach

Pears, made over 400 appearances for Middlesbrough between 1985 and 1995, having begun his career at Manchester United. A short spell at Liverpool followed his time at Ayresome Park, before a move to Hartlepool United in 1996. More recently, Pears worked alongside current Heed boss Malcolm Crosby during their time together on the backroom staff at Middlesbrough, before a return to Victoria Park in 2014 – where he was named as Pools’ assistant manager. Pears has joined Gateshead as part-time goalkeeping coach.