Valiant legend Neil Aspin has returned to Harrogate Town for a second spell, after being announced as the club’s new caretaker manager.
Aspin originally joined the Nationwide North side in 2001 as player/coach. Aspin did not appoint, playing a key role in a defence that conceded just 35 league goals as the club clinched the Unibond League championship. His coaching skills and tactical awareness also impressed as Aspin was promoted to Assistant Manager.
He left Wetherby Road in the summer to join Darlington as a defensive coach but has decided to return to Harrogate as “I couldn’t turn the offer down.”
Harrogate chairman Bill Fotherby was generous in his praise of Aspin saying:
“To be honest, Neil was my first choice because he knows everything about us and the way we work – he had three very successful years here. He is an honest, loyal, hard-working boy and he wants an opportunity in management.
“He has all his coaching badges and I think he will make a success of it – I’m sure he will. I don’t think it could be in better hands.”