Port Vale have announced the welcome news that manager Neil Aspin has signed a long-term deal.
The former Vale defender has overseen an upturn in the club’s fortunes since taking over from Michael Brown earlier this season.
I’d like to think that I am going to be here for a while, and if I am then it gives me the chance to run things the way that I want…
Aspin’s new deal will run until May 2020.
Aspin told the official Port Vale website: “When I first came, I think that it was a chance for the club to have a look at me, and at the moment things have gone okay and obviously I am really pleased to extend my contract.
“I am very realistic. Managers tend to not last very long, and you never get ahead of yourself. We have made some improvements and taken some steps forward but there is a long way to go.”
“I’d like to think that I am going to be here for a while, and if I am then it gives me the chance to run things the way that I want.
“The playing side is obviously the most important, but hopefully to do things that I feel are important if it is going to progress.
Vale owner Norman Smurthwaite commented: “I have been impressed with the way Neil has operated since he came back to the club. The results speak for themselves, and I am really happy that he has committed himself to the club.”