Gateshead: Tynesiders sack manager Malcolm Crosby

Malcolm Crosby
Malcolm Crosby managed Sunderland between 1991 and 1993

National League side Gateshead have sacked manager Malcolm Crosby after just five months in charge.

The 61-year-old, who took over in June, had led the 12th-placed Tynesiders to one win in eight league games.

Assistant boss Gary Owers has also left after Saturday's 4-1 defeat by Halifax.

"Chairman Richard Bennett wishes to thank both Malcolm and Gary for their time and effort at Gateshead and wishes them both the very best for the future," a club statement said.