Gateshead FC have announced former Newcastle United centre-back Mike Williamson as their new head coach.
Below is a tweet with the announcement about the managerial appointment:
?LATEST NEWS: We are delighted to announce former @NUFC defender Mike Williamson as the new Gateshead FC manager with Ian Watson returning as assistant manager.
Welcome back lads!
— Gateshead FC (@GatesheadFC) June 11, 2019
Mike Williamson played for Gateshead FC last season making thirty-one appearances in the National League and one in the FA Cup.
He joined Newcastle United on New Years Day 2010 from Portsmouth when we were in the midst of our successful promotion battle back to the Premier League.
Mike made 171 appearances for Newcastle before leaving to join Wolves in January of 2016.
We always thought of Williamson as a model professional who relished the opportunity to play for a club such as Newcastle.
He will have his work cut out for him at Gateshead as they have been through a bit of turmoil lately as explained in the Chronicle a few days ago.
Mike will begin his new reign in the National League North with Gateshead FC. We wish Mike and Gateshead the best of luck this coming season.