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Evo-Stik Northern Premier League First Division North club Salford City have handed Macclesfield Town `legend` Phil Power…..

….and former Ammies striker Barry Massay their managerial reigns for next season.

The Ammies announced that the pair had replaced their previously departed managerial duo, Andy Heald and Chris Thompson.

Massay is a familiar face at Moor Lane, having enjoyed several successful spells with the club as a combative centre forward.

He also turned out for a number of local non-League sides before turning his hand to management with Manchester League side Hindsford.

The Tyldesley-based outfit have recorded back-to-back league titles under his stewardship and City believe his appointment is sure to be a popular one among their fans.

Power arrives with a wealth of experience having played for a number of clubs during a career that spanned well over twenty years and included two FA Trophy winners` medals and a Conference title.

He started out with Northwich Victoria where he won his first Trophy medal, moved on to Witton Albion and then played in the Football League with Crewe Alexandra.

A spell with Maltese side Sliema Wanderers was followed by stints at Chorley, Barrow and Stalybridge Celitc before Power won legendary status at Macclesfield where his 161 appearances yielded an impressive fifty-eight goals.

During his time with the Silkmen Power won the FA Trophy again, claimed two Conference titles and a League Two runners-up medal.

Power moved on to a productive spell as player/assistant-manager at Altrincham before assisting Karl Marginson at FC United of Manchester, winning the North West Counties League Second and First Division titles before helping to guide the Rebels to a then Unibond League First Division runners-up spot.

Salford are delighted with the appointments which herald the start of a new era at the club.

A spokesman for the club said: “Both lads are proud Salfordians and the club are confident that their qualities will provide the impetus for a sustained attempt to climb another level within the non-League Pyramid.

“Salford City Football Club offer congratulations to their new managerial partnership. Preparations for the 2013/14 season can now begin in earnest.”


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