Brabin leaves Vale

Port Vale's First Team Coach has left the club.

The Valiants have confirmed that Gary Brabin has departed to join Blackpool, to assist their manager Terry McPhillips.

Brabin arrived at Vale Park in October 2017 when Neil Aspin was appointed manager.

Aspin has told the club's official website: "It's always a disappointing to lose not only a valuable memeber of staff but also a colleague who's a personal friend.

"I'd like to thank Brabs for the work he's done at Vale but we all realise it's a great opportunity for him to move up a league and to return to one of his former clubs.

"We all wish him well not only in his career, but his life in general."

Terry McPhillips told Blackpool's official website: “I’m really pleased to bring Brabs on board. He’s someone I’ve known a long time and his appointment is one that will make us stronger.

“He’s obviously an ex-Blackpool player with a big heart and personality, and he’s also a very good coach who buys into everything we’re doing.

“I’m delighted that he’s been able to sort things so quickly and amicably with Port Vale because he was my first and only choice to take on the role.”  

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