Mark Yates was “chomping at the bit” to get back to in management ahead of his appointment as Crawley Town's new first team manager.The Reds, who were relegated to Sky Bet League 2 on the last day of the 2014/15 campaign, have moved for Yates who has been out of work since departing Cheltenham Town in November.
Prior to his dismissal at Whaddon Road, Yates was the third-longest serving manager in English football, spending just short of five years with the Robins. During that time, the 45-year-old guided Cheltenham to successive Play-Off appearances and he is glad to be back in the managerial world.
Speaking at his first Crawley press conference, Yates said: "I'm delighted to be here. I have been out of the game for a few months and this opportunity it really excited me. I was chomping at the bit to get back into management.
“This club has a lot going for it. A good stadium, good catchment area and I'm going to work extremely hard to make it better.
"There's a big challenge ahead but it's one I am really looking forward to. There are some big clubs in League 2 and we aim to be one of those.”