Martin Foyle
MARTIN
FOYLE

Martin Foyle is currently Head of Recruitment at Northampton Town.

He was previously the manager of Southport.

Foyle, a holder of the Uefa Pro License, has also managed Port Vale, Wrexham, York City and Hereford.

Martin had been a fine servant to Port Vale since arriving as a player in 1991, going on to work as a coach at the club after hanging up his boots.

Before joining The Valiants, Martin had been an apprentice with Southampton, where he turned professional, before moves to Blackburn, Aldershot and Oxford.

The striker's nine-year playing career at Vale Park saw him score over 100 goals in more than appearances and establish himself as a popular figure with the fans.

Martin retired from playing in 2000 but keen to remain in football he joined the coaching staff and worked his way steadily up the ladder, with the same commitment and effort that saw him emerge as a goal-scoring hero for the Potteries club.

Prior to being appointed manager of Port Vale, he was influential in developing their youth system under Brian Horton's tenure.

He moved on to become First Team coach at Wrexham and also served as caretaker manager.

He was appointed manager of York on November 24, 2008 and guided the club to two Wembley appearances and has experienced success both in league and cup competitions.

In his first season, at Bootham Crescent, York reached the final of The FA Trophy where his side narrowly missed out to Stevenage.

The following season (2009/10), Foyle was named Conference manager of the month for November and he also led the side to the 3rd round of The FA Cup. Despite narrowly escaping relegation the previous year, York remarkably finished in 5th place in the Conference National. After defeating Luton Town in the play-off semi-finals, York were then 90 minutes away from promotion. In a close and tense final, Oxford United were the victors.

York and Foyle parted company early into the 2010/11 season. That same season, he then had a brief spell at Bristol Rovers as First Team coach working with Dave Penney.

Martin would later manage both Hereford and Southport in the Conference.

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