Steve was appointed in the summer of 2019 following the departure of Dave Frecklington. Highly experienced and respected in non-league football he began his career in local football in Yorkshire before taking over at Ossett Town. He led the Ingfield club to a sixth-placed finish in the NPL Premier Division before moving to Guiseley in November 2007. Guiseley won the NPL Premier Division title in 2009/10 having been NPL Cup winners a year earlier. Guiseley made the play-offs in National League North but could not gain promotion in his tenure. He was appointed as AFC Telford manager in December 2014, before in the early part of 2016 he took over at Scarborough Athletic, leading them to the NPL Cup Final and the Evo-Stik NPL First Division play-offs. Scarborough was promoted to the Premier Division as champions in 2017/18 and lay sixth in the table when he left in March 2018.