Two players have pretty much swapped clubs after business was done with Gateshead.
Former Heed defender Tom Devitt will wear green and white next after Clark got his man.
But Connor Oliver will be playing at the International Stadium after he became the club’s fifth signing of the summer.
New Gateshead player-manager Mike Williamson knows it’s going to be an exciting season ahead.
He said: “I feel I know more than anybody just what football means to the people up here on Tyneside and that for me is the biggest element because I want to try and grow the club as much as I can in the community.
"We're looking to put together a squad of homegrown players that want to play for Gateshead Football Club and Ian is key to that with his contacts, passion and ambition for football in the area.
"Playing in the National League North is what it is and we accept that but with everything that has gone on we are just really pleased that the football club still exists and the fact that we're still a professional outfit operating at a good level is a miracle.”