Gateshead FC First Team Squad - Coaching Staff

Malcolm Crosby - Manager

Date of Birth:
04/07/1954 (age 60)
Previous Clubs:
Sunderland, Oxford United, Northampton Town, Birmingham City

First Team Manager.

Former Aldershot and York City midfielder famously guided Sunderland to the 1992 FA Cup Final while in charge at Roker Park, remaining with the Black Cats until January 1993. Crosby held the reins at Oxford United following Denis Smith’s departure in 1997, before spells as assistant boss at West Bromwich Albion, Derby County and Middlesbrough. He was placed in temporary charge of Northampton Town in March 2011, going on to assume the same role at Birmingham City before rejoining Lee Clark as Head of Recruitment at Blackpool.

 

Gary Owers - Assistant Manager

Date of Birth:
03/10/1968 (age 46)
Previous Clubs:
Bath City (manager), Forest Green Rovers (manager), Weston-super-Mare (manager), Aldershot Town (assistant manager), Plymouth Argyle (assistant manager), Motherwell (Head of Recruitment)

Assistant Manager.

Gary Owers joined the club as Assistant to Malcolm Crosby from Motherwell where he was Head of Recruitment. Owers, a midfielder under Malcolm Crosby at Sunderland also had long playing stints at Bristol City and Notts County. Later moving into management with Bath City, Forest Green Rovers and Weston-super-Mare. He then went on to become assistant manager at Aldershot Town and Plymouth Argyle before joining Motherwell.

 

Micky Cummins - Coach

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

Reserves and Youth Team Coach

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.

 

Paul Bryson - Coach

Previous Clubs:
Gateshead, Spennymoor United, Dunston Fed, Tow Law Town, Eppleton, Consett, Chester-le-Street Town, Birtley Town, Gateshead College (Coach), England Colleges Under 19 (Coach)
Sponsors:
Gateshead College

Reserves and Youth Team Coach

Paul Bryson joined hometown club Gateshead in the summer of 2010 as manager of the newly formed Gateshead reserves side and assistant first team coach. A former player-manager of Chester-le-Street Town, Bryson, spent a decade with Sunderland FC Academy and has also been England Colleges coach. Won the Durham Challenge Cup as Gateshead reserves boss in 2011. As a player the midfielder played for a host of North East non-league clubs including Spennymoor, Dunston Fed and Tow Law.

 

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