McGarvey steps down as manager of Manchester Maccabi

Scott McGarvey has stepped down as manager of Manchester Maccabi first team following four seasons in charge.


The former Manchester United striker's tenure is seen by many as the most successful in the club’s history, as the team re-established itself as one of the top Sunday league sides in the Manchester area, and highlighted by the winning of the County Cup, something that no Maccabi team has ever done before.

McGarvey said: “The last few years have been fantastic, but I have decided it's time for a new voice to be heard in the changing room. The team has achieved so much success in the years I have been involved and without doubt, the highlight was winning the County Cup a couple of years ago.

"The team is in a much better place than it was when I took over, and this decision was one of the most difficult I have made in my football career.”

Tony Gellman, who assisted Scott for three years, said: “This is a sad days for the club. Scott was a tremendous manager who always demanded very high standards from his team. He led us to the County Cup triumph, the Accountants League title, and well as several cup successes in the Cheshire and Manchester League.

"I know it was a very tough decision for Scott, but he has given so much over the years and perhaps needs a bit of a break. I know he has thought about it for a while, and has put the needs of the team first as he always does.”

Andy Hatton, who has worked with Scott this season, also expressed his gratitude on behalf of the players. “All the boys have learnt so much from Scott. It is now their responsibility to take what they have learnt, and give their all for the new manager.”

Ade Kay, chairman of the Manchester Maccabi FC, praised the work of McGarvery. “Firstly I would like to put on record a huge thank you to Scott for everything that he has given to our Club. He has left a tremendous legacy, and without doubt has had a major influence on the section.

“We now start the process of finding a new manager of our 1st team, and those interested are requested to contact me or Anthony Gellman no later than June 7. A new managerial line-up for Manchester Maccabi will confirmed shortly after.

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