Former Newcastle United midfielder Lee Clark has been handed a chance back in football management by Blyth Spartans.
Obviously not the job he wanted, having told the world he wants to manage Newcastle United one day, but it's a step in the door.
The National League North side have appointed the ex-Birmingham City boss after the departure of Alun Armstrong to Darlington.
Clark, 46, has also had spells in charge of Huddersfield, Blackpool and Bury as well as in Scotland with Kilmarnock.
“I’ve been too long out the game and it’s an opportunity to be at home around my family at a great club with great tradition,” said Clark. “When they contacted me I was honoured.”
Blyth finished sixth in in National League North last season but lost out to Altrincham in the play-offs and Armstrong then went for Darlington where he has taken a number of members of his squad.
Clark was born in Wallsend and since leaving Bury in 2017 he has tried to get back into the game, and was strongly linked previously with the job at Hartlepool.
He said: “First and foremost, it’s football - I love it, I want to be on the grass.”