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Port Vale FC Appoint Darren Moore as Manager

13 February 2024

Club News

Port Vale FC Appoint Darren Moore as Manager

13 February 2024

Port Vale FC are delighted to announce the appointment of Darren Moore as the club’s First Team Manager.

The five-and-a-half-year contract will see Darren Moore remain with the club until the Summer of 2029.

Moore, 49, began his managerial career with Championship outfit, West Bromwich Albion before an impressive spell at Doncaster Rovers saw Sheffield Wednesday pay compensation to acquire his services.

He would then go on to guide The Owls to promotion to the Championship via the League One Play Offs prior to a spell with fellow Championship side, Huddersfield Town.

Speaking of Darren Moore’s appointment as the club’s First Team Manager, Director of Football, David Flitcroft, said:

“We identified Darren as our primary target to come in as our new manager who can galvanise and energise the club. Following extensive conversations, it’s clear to the board that he has a plan of how he wants to lead the club from the very front and understands the importance of successes both on and off the pitch.

“He personifies every quality that we look for as a representative of Port Vale FC as well as possessing the management and leadership qualities that are so highly sought-after in any football club’s manager.

“I firmly believe that the appointment of Darren is an exciting one for the club and I am absolutely delighted to welcome him to Vale Park.”

Port Vale FC’s new First Team Manager, Darren Moore, said:

“When speaking to Carol, Dave and the club’s board, it’s clear that Port Vale FC and I are perfectly aligned with our long-term aspirations both on and off the pitch.

“Our immediate aim is securing the club’s League One status between now and the end of this season whilst putting the foundations in place to create a clear footballing identity.

“The contract is a long-term commitment from both myself and Port Vale FC; it’s a testament to the long-term vision of the club and a vision that we as a collective from myself, the supporters, the club staff and the players are all striving towards.

“I am absolutely delighted to be here and I am thoroughly excited to get going.”

Port Vale FC’s Co-Owner and Chair, Carol Shanahan OBE, added:

“I am absolutely delighted that Darren is joining us as our First-Team Manager, he was the only manager I wanted and after hearing him speak so passionately about where he sees this club heading, it confirmed what I already suspected in that he will be a great leader for Port Vale.

“His values and aims are aligned with ours as a family and he is the perfect person to help us achieve our immediate and long-term goals.”

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