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Gary Mills Appointed As Gateshead Manager 

Conference Premier side Gateshead have appointed former York City manager Gary Mills on a one-year rolling contract. He succeeds Anth Smith, whose resignation at the International Stadium was accepted only a week inside the new season.

The 51 year-old steered the Minstermen to Conference Premier promotion through the play-offs together with winning the FA Trophy at Wembley just over twelve months ago. His first managerial job came in July 1996 with Grantham Town in a player-manager roll. The following season Mills managed Grantham towards the Southern League Midland Division title.

Mills has additionally gathered non-league managerial know-how with Kings’ Lynn, Tamworth and Alfreton Town. He won the Conference North title along with manager of the season award in his second spell at Tamworth in 2009, he also managed within the Football League with stints at Notts County in 2004 and York following promotion.

As a player, Mills became a two times European Cup winner through the management of Brian Clough at Nottingham Forest and spent the majority of his time as a play at East Midlands clubs with Forest, Derby County, Notts County and Leicester. He was a fans favourite throughout his time with Leicester, winning their player of the season award twice and was a member of the team that won promotion into the FA Premier League from the First Division play-offs in the 1993-94.

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