Bullock replaces Fawcett at Ryton and Crawcrook Albion

Tony Fawcett’s three-year stint in charge of Ryton and Crawcrook Albion has come to an end as he joins Whitley Bay FC, with Mark Bullock assuming the role of first-team manager.

Ryton and Crawcrook Albion can confirm that Tony Fawcett has left the club and will become the new joint-manager of Whitley Bay FC in the Northern League Division One, with Mark Bullock being promoted to first-team manager with immediate effect.

The Club have thanked Tony and his assistant Simon Moody, who is also departing, for their hard work and tireless commitment they have put in at the club since joining from Monkseaton in April 2017.

Tony had an immediate impact on the club’s fortunes upon arrival, steering the Albion to safety in the last four games of the 2016-17 season before leading them to the final of the Ernest Armstrong Memorial Cup in his first full season in charge.

The 2018-19 campaign saw them finish 12th in the Northern League’s second tier, their highest position in the football pyramid for four years.

Before COVID-19 cut the current season short, Tony had assembled a side that was pushing for promotion and relishing the opportunity of another semi-final in the EAM Cup.

The Albion have moved quickly to announce his replacement as coach Mark Bullock, who has been a part of the first-team set up since June 2017 when he also joined from Monkseaton.

They will publish an interview with the new manager in the next few days on their website which can be viewed by clicking here


 

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