Shrewsbury appoint Micky Mellon as Manager


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Shrewsbury Town have confirmed that Micky Mellon will take control as manager following their relegation to League 2.

Michael Jackson will be Mellon’s number two. Jackson, who had taken temporary charge at the Meadow after Graham Turner left as manager in January, failed to keep Shrewsbury in League 1.

Mellon, 42, has only had one previous managerial job, at Fleetwood from 2008 to 2012.

During his time at Highbury, Mellon guided the Lancashire club to the second round of the FA Cup in 2008 and the third round in 2012, the furthest Fleetwood have ever managed in their history.

Fleetwood were promoted to the Conference Premier the following season and after finishing 5th in their first campaign, they won promotion to the football league with a total of 103 points.

The Cod Army were guided up to 4th by Mellon in Fleetwood’s first ever season in League 2 but three defeats in a row saw Mellon sacked.

He then went on to be Barnsley caretaker boss in 2013 for a short period and was linked to the Shrewsbury job, but the Shropshire outfit opted to appoint Jackson instead.

 

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