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Port Vale deny making approach for Silkmen manager John Askey

By Jon Couch
RUMOURS that Macclesfield Town boss John Askey has been interviewed for the vacant Port Vale manager’s job have been described as “complete rubbish” by Valiants owner Norman Smurthwaite.
Askey emerged as bookies’ favourite to land the Vale Park job last week, but Smurthwaite distanced himself from the speculation to fans over the weekend.
And he went a step further on Monday with a post on Twitter which stated the League Two strugglers had not interviewed the Silkmen chief, or made any approach to him.
His tweet read: “It has been stated that J Askey has been interviewed for the vacancy. This is complete rubbish and no approach has been made by PVFC to him.”
Despite the denial, Askey remains joint bookies’ favourite to land the job alongside another Macclesfield manager, Brian Horton, while former Vale boss Micky Adams, currently undergoing a coaching role at United Counties Premier League side Harborough Town, is also being tipped.

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