John McGrath


John McGrath is a football coach serving as the First Team Manager of Buxton Football Club since . He has previously been associated with Mickleover during his career.

John McGrath, a former Republic of Ireland U21 midfielder, began his distinguished playing career in his homeland before joining Aston Villa at the age of 18. He later played over 200 games for Burton Albion, serving as captain during their successful rise through the football pyramid. His leadership and experience on the field laid a strong foundation for his transition into management.

McGrath’s managerial career took off with an eight-year tenure at Mickleover, a Derbyshire club where he made significant contributions across all areas. Under his guidance, Mickleover saw considerable improvement, culminating in a playoff position in the Southern League Premier during his most recent campaign. His drive, vision, and ability to influence the club’s performance and strategy marked him as an outstanding candidate for future managerial roles.