Gary Simpson commits future to Macclesfield Town

Gary Simpson
Simpson has previously had spells managing Gainsborough Trinity and Lincoln

Macclesfield manager Gary Simpson has reiterated his commitment to the club after being linked to other jobs.

The 50-year-old led the Silkmen to 15th in League Two last season but has been linked to the vacant Northampton job.

"I'm very, very happy here. It's a great place, and I've got a lot of affinity with it with what's happened," he told BBC Radio Manchester.

"I like the people that I work for, I'm loyal and I believe the grass isn't always greener."

Simpson took over at Moss Rose after an impressive record as caretaker manager following the death of his friend Keith Alexander.

Last season was Simpson's first full season in football management, and after having to deal with the death of midfielder Richard Butcher, he guided the club to their highest finish in six seasons.

His efforts were rewarded with a new two-year contract in the summer and despite working with one of the lowest budgets in the Football League, Macclesfield currently sit just five points off the the play-off places in League Two.

"We must be doing something right if I'm being linked with these things, it's nice to be linked with them, but as I said I'm more than happy here," he added.

"I like everything about the place from the supporters, [to] the staff and the players.

"We're trying to build a football club, and not just a team, and that might take three or four years.

"We don't want to be one of these club's that is scrapping at the bottom every year, we want to be a club that people say 'they're pushing on now.'

"I've not campaigned about going anywhere, I'm quite happy where I am."