The back four – Issue 4 (November 2010)
Paul Simpson was confirmed as the new manager of Stockport County on July 12, 2010.
He was previously in charge of Shrewsbury Town, where he enjoyed considerable success, guiding the club to the play-off fi nal in his first full season in charge.
A skilful winger in his day, Simpson enjoyed a tremendous playing career, turning out for Manchester City, Oxford United, Derby County, Sheffield United, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Walsall and Blackpool.
Simpson took up player/manager roles at first Rochdale, then Carlisle United, guiding the Cumbrians back into the Football League after a solitary season in the Conference. Moving to Preston North End, he gave the Lancashire outfit their highest league finish for 55 years.
Simpson now has Stockport moving in the right direction – the club having scored in eight consecutive league games from the end of August in npower League Two.
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