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macclesfield fc

a new beginning

macclesfield fc

On Tuesday 13th October, Rob Smethurst ignited all our hopes and dreams by launching Macclesfield FC. Supported by a vibrant Board of Directors, committed staff and our eternal "Magic Man" Danny Whitaker as First Team Manager, we are about to embark on a journey which will excite us all.

Like never before, this really is the time to show that unique Silkmen passion and back Macclesfield FC, as we create a club that each and every one of us can be proud of.

This Is OUR Town. This Is OUR Club.

Robert Smethurst

Our new owner

“This is an extremely exciting opportunity to rebuild our historic Football Club in Macclesfield and the surrounding areas. I am committed to ensuring that we bring the footballing heartbeat back into the local community; supported by a firm financial business plan and with the fans at the core of everything we do.

My vision is to ignite the Club - whilst rejuvenating the pitch and stadium facilities in a way which will benefit us all. The income generated from this will help support the creation of a vibrant and successful First Team as well as the Club overall.

If we can position our new team into the North West Counties Football League next season, we’ll have achieved one of our main goals and over the coming years, it is our unwavering ambition to move up through the leagues.

I am passionate about building a secure business model and strong commercial foundation which will mean that issues which the Club experienced over recent years will never happen again.

This is an extremely exciting opportunity to rebuild a historic football club in Macclesfield and the surrounding areas and just like me, everyone at the Club is so excited by the journey ahead of us".

meet the board

Robert Smethurst
Robbie Savage
director of football
Andy Scott
Jon Smart
Patrick Birch
Lindsay Brown
Director Of Operations


This is a Club steeped in history and is etched within the narrative of both the town and wider community in general. As such, I felt so privileged when I was asked by the new owner to take up the role of Director of Football. Grassroots football is something which I am incredibly passionate about and combined with the exciting plans for the Club overall, I am fully committed to playing my part in seeing all our dreams turn into reality.
Robbie Savage

Danny Whitaker

first team manager

Macclesfield Town club legend Danny Whitaker has been named as our First Team Manager, as our "Magic Man" takes charge of assembling Macclesfield FC's historic 2021/22 squad.

Adored by the Moss Rose faithful, Danny was the only man for the job as we embark on our new journey together.

“I’m absolutely thrilled to be given this opportunity at Macclesfield FC. It is one of the proudest moments in my career to date and an absolute privilege to be part of this incredible new chapter.”

Team Members

Danny Whitaker
First Team Manager
Paul McGuire
Football Academy Manager
Bob Trafford
Head of Media Operations
Nick Bianchi
Club Ambassador

Future Development

Plans for 4G pitch, Gym, redevelopment.

Our innovative re-development plans for the Moss Rose are designed to capture the imagination of the local community as well as providing our loyal fans with a home that they can be truly proud of.

These include laying a 4G pitch which will allow us to welcome local teams, schools and community sports projects to the Moss Rose seven days a week; unveiling a new gymnasium, creating classrooms for BTEC and other college courses and revamping of all bars and hospitality suites in order to make Macclesfield FC a really vibrant focal point of the local community.


you're invited!

We are delighted to unveil a range of Membership packages and an exclusive Platinum Phoenix Bond which allows you to become part of our history right from the outset. Packages start at £125. In return for a one off payment now, people get money off the 21-22 season tickets, money off merchandise in the club shop and the new club Gym, and a range of Silkmen experiences and offers that increase the more you are able to invest. The specific packages offering benefits between now and the end of 21-22 season (May 2022) are outlined in more detail below Each month there will be prize draws and regular updates informing everyone of developments. We want to ensure each of you receive benefits in return for your financial commitment now.

Thank You!

The loyal fans

We would like to say a massive thank you to all our incredibly loyal fans, whose passion for our Club is nothing short of phenomenal.

This is something which will never be taken for granted and will act as a guiding light in everything we do.

We are on this journey together. This is OUR town. This is OUR Club.