WITTON boss Carl Macauley has agreed to stay with the Albion for another two seasons.

Both Macauley and assistant Gary Martindale have signed new contracts to keep the pair at Wincham Park until May 2022.

In a statement released today, April 29, chairman John Salmon said: “I have been in discussions with the management team and have been extremely impressed with the way Carl and Gary have coped with the poor hand they were dealt with at the beginning of the season.

“I am delighted to inform you that they have agreed to extend their contracts for a period of two years taking us to May 2022.”

The news follows the decision to end Albion’s season early due to the coronavirus.

The club had been sat 14th position in the Northern Premier League, on 39 points after 31 games.

It is a decision that Salmon believes was the right one to make.

“The decisions to end Leagues are undoubtedly the correct ones when one considers the tragic loss of life at an incredible rate that we read or hear about daily,” he said.

“As a football club the best we can do is to honour our contractual obligations and as far as possible prepare ourselves for the day that we are able to return to the terraces in safety.

“I am delighted to report that we have been able to pay our ‘dues and demands’, our contracted players and general running costs throughout this difficult period.”

Meanwhile, accountant Neil Wilson has also agreed to return to the club on a consultancy basis.

It is hoped Neil will play an important role behind the scenes, carrying out a number of financial projects.