Farsley Celtic appoint Neil Ross as permanent new manager

Neil Ross Farsley Celtic manager
Former Farsley Celtic boss Neil Ross pictured with assistant Steve Payne in November

Farsley Celtic have tonight announced the appointment of Neil Ross as men’s first team manager on a permanent basis.

Ross, who has managed the Farsley Celtic U23s and U19s sides for the past three years and has been in interim charge for the last two games, will take permanent control of the men’s first team.

He will be joined by former Macclesfield Town and Chesterfield centre-half Steve Payne as his assistant manager.

The appointment comes a fortnight after the departure of previous boss Adam Lakeland to Curzon Ashton.

Plans: Farsley Celtic CEO Josh Greaves

Chief Executive Josh Greaves said in a statement:

“We’re really pleased that we’ve been able to appoint Neil as manager, along with Steve as his assistant.

“He’s impressed us over the past few weeks, and his drive, ambition and attitude towards the club is what we’re looking for.

“Neil has really stepped up to the mark over the last couple of weeks, the players have taken to him, the staff have taken to him and I think he deserves this opportunity.

“We’re in a decent position in the table, we’re in a good position as a club, and we wish him all the best in his role going forward, and he now has a great opportunity to show me and the club what he can do.”

Following his appointment, Neil Ross said:

“It’s a brilliant feeling, it’s always been something that I’ve wanted to do. Obviously working here on a daily basis, having been in and around the club day-to-day, it’s an honour to be selected to be the manager.

“I’m an ambitious person, wanting to manage is something that’s always been in me, so I think coming in as the Interim [Manager] was an opportunity to prove myself and what I can do, and luckily it’s worked out.

“The players have been an absolute credit to themselves, they’ve made my job easier, they’ve bought into what I’ve been wanting to work on in the past 10 days, so I couldn’t be happier with the players.”

Here’s his first interview as permanent manager with club media:


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