Aspin plays down Port Vale link

Aspin plays down Port Vale link

Legendary Port Vale defender Neil Aspin has dismissed speculation linking him with a return to the club as manager.

Aspin has been an overwhelming success at non-league level and is listed as second-favourite (behind Rob Page) by Sky Bet for the vacant Vale Park role.

Anything to do with other clubs and speculation is completely out of my hands, it’s not for me to decide…

However, Aspin told the Yorkshire Post that: “It’s been a difficult week because I keep getting linked with jobs and it does unsettle you because there’s always somebody ringing me up and asking what’s happening.

“But I enjoy my job here. I’ve said all along I was focused on this game, which I have been, trying to get the three points, which we’ve done, and I’ll continue to do that.

“Anything to do with other clubs and speculation is completely out of my hands, it’s not for me to decide.”

Aspin’s FC Halifax team are currently in third spot in their second season in the Conference. Last season, Aspin guided the side to the play-offs on their return to the division, a remarkable acheivement for the 49 year-old.

Aspin’s managerial career is certainly impressive. He spent a four year spell with Conference North minnows Harrogate before leaving because of the club’s small budget.

Aspin then moved to FC Halifax where he guided the club to three successive promotions back into the Conference.


Goodbye Captain Marvel…

OVF penned this tribute to Neil Aspin when he left the club after a 405 game playing career.

“It’s taken 405 games, 3 goals, gallons of sweat, blood and tears but the unthinkable has happened – Captain Marvel has left.

Neil Aspin has been a magnificent servant for Port Vale football club.

Fearless in the tackle, putting 100% effort into his game, loyal to the extreme and appreciative of the fans, he will be sadly missed…”

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