Micky Mellon named Shrewsbury Town manager
Shrewsbury Town have named Micky Mellon as their new first-team manager following relegation from League 1.
Last Updated: 12/05/14 4:09pm
Mellon, who has signed a one-year rolling contract, takes over from Michael Jackson following the Shrews' relegation from Sky Bet League 1.
Jackson, who was appointed in February until the end of the season after Graham Turner resigned, will remain at the club as an assistant to Mellon along with Danny Coyne.
Mellon, 42, is stepping back into management after leaving his role as Barnsley assistant boss earlier this year.
His only previous job as a manager was a highly successful one at Fleetwood Town as he masterminded their promotion to the Football League - before being sacked in December 2012.
Shrewsbury chairman Roland Wycherley told the club's official website: "We are delighted to confirm Micky as our new first-team manager.
"As a club we carefully considered our next step because it was a very important decision for our football club. But having gone through that process, we agreed that Micky fitted our brief perfectly.
"Micky represents all the strong values we hold so dearly as a football club, he is a very passionate person and everyone is looking forward to working with him.
"We have all been impressed with his enthusiasm and ideas and we are confident of a successful time together."
Mellon added: "It was important to me that I spoke to the chairman because I wanted to work for a guy like him who really loves the club and wants to move it forward. That matches my ambition in what I wanted to do.
"After looking at the environment we're going to be playing in and knowing I could keep lads like Danny Coyne and Michael Jackson with me, which I'm delighted about because I know them really well, I'm looking forward to a really exciting adventure.
"There's a lot of work that needs to be done but we're not scared of hard work.
"We'll endeavour to put a team out on the pitch that represents the people of Shrewsbury, the Shrewsbury fans, and they come and enjoy watching it."