Blue Square Bet
Published 2nd May 2012
The pair have signed one-year extensions after Gateshead finished eighth last season and reached the Quarter-Finals of the FA Trophy and Second Round of the FA Cup. Bogie joined Gateshead in 2006 as assistant to Tony Lee but took over as caretaker-manager for the final dozen games - all unbeaten - of the 2006/07 Northern Premier League campaign. Handed the job on a permanent basis the former Newcastle United, Preston, Port Vale and Millwall midfielder then led Gateshead to consecutive promotions. After surviving as a part-time club in their first season back in the Conference top flight the Tynesiders turned full-time in 2010. A fourteenth place finish in 2010/11 was bettered by six places this season, the Heed in with a shout of the play-offs until the final week. "I'm delighted to be starting a 6th season as Gateshead manager when the 2012/13 campaign gets underway in August," said Bogie. "I've really enjoyed my time at the club. The back-to-back promotions were great and the league placing has been and attendances have improved each year. "Gateshead are a good club, the top non-league club in the North East, with a proud history, and the ultimate aim has always been to get back into the Football League. "There have been a lot of changes. All clubs need to cut their cloth accordingly and while the nucleus of the squad is strong we'll be looking to bring in in some quality additions." Bogie released eleven players earlier this week while offering new contracts the remaining twelve of his squad.
"Telling players they are no longer part of your plans is one of the hardest part of management and Monday was a difficult day but I am paid to make difficult decisions. "The hard work now starts to attract more quality players to the club so that we can make further progress next season and hopefully make the play-offs.”