Mick Wadsworth

By Dan King - Newcastle United Club Reporter

Former Newcastle United assistant manager Mick Wadsworth is back in football as the new manager of Northern League Division One side Celtic Nation.

The ambitious Carlisle-based outfit have appointed Wadsworth, who was Sir Bobby Robson's number two between 1999 and 2001, alongside Davie Irons as a joint management team.

Wadsworth has been out of the game since being sacked by Hartlepool United midway through last season. He served under Sir Bobby before John Carver was promoted to become his right-hand-man.

Celtic Nation - formerly Gillford Park - are currently eighth in the table. Darlington are already confirmed as the champions, having amassed 119 points with one game still to play.

Speaking to the News & Star, Celtic Nation chairman Steve Skinner said: "Mick and Davie have committed to Celtic Nation for 2013-14, a move that shows the ambitions the club has.

"It's a massive step for us and we are targeting two promotions in two years. Our location has always proved very hard to attract players but we are hoping that Mick and Davie's involvement will help us bring in those players from other areas."