Salford Metropolis have confirmed Richie Wellens because the membership’s new supervisor.
The Ammies have been and not using a everlasting boss for the reason that sacking of Graham Alexander final month.
Since then, Salford co-owner and Manchester United legend Paul Scholes had been in interim cost of the League Two membership, being assisted in his duties by Warren Joyce.
When Alexander was eliminated, Joyce was put in because the preliminary favorite for the job.
However not too long ago, Swindon City boss Wellens shot to being among the many favourites for the position.
And he has now been confirmed because the membership’s new supervisor, penning a deal on the Peninsula Stadium till the top of the 2022/23 marketing campaign.
Chatting with the membership web site, Wellens mentioned: “It’s a Membership that everyone takes nice curiosity in due to the profile of the Membership, it’s a Membership on the up and I’m a supervisor that wishes to win video games.
“Coming to Salford is a chance to win week in, week out, and it’s a implausible alternative for me to take the Membership to the place they need to be.
“The Membership has had unbelievable success within the final six years with Bern and Jonno profitable promotions and Graham Alexander getting them into the Soccer League, and I’m wanting ahead to persevering with that success.
“Promotions at this stage are tougher, however the rewards are higher and I consider in persevering with that success in addition to giving the Membership an identification and elegance that displays the folks of Salford.”
Wellens started his enjoying profession at Outdated Trafford however performed simply as soon as for United within the League Cup.
His enjoying days concerned spells at Blackpool, Oldham Athletic, Doncaster Rovers, Leicester Metropolis, Ipswich City and Shrewsbury City.
Wellens spent greater than eight months accountable for the Latics earlier than dropping his job following Oldham’s relegation to League Two in 2018.
He was appointed Swindon boss in November 2018 and final season led the Robins to the League Two title when the marketing campaign was curtailed early because of the coronavirus pandemic and the desk was labored out on a factors per recreation foundation.
However he has now left the League One membership to take over at Salford.
Ammies co-owner Gary Neville mentioned: “Richie is somebody we all know properly from Manchester United and his earlier spell right here.
“He has success at this stage after profitable the League Two title with Swindon City final season, and his philosophy to play attacking soccer is what we need to carry followers at The Peninsula Stadium.
“His data of the world and the membership having performed for ourselves and are available by means of the youth ranks at Manchester United additionally suits in with the profile we have been searching for.
“We stay up for reaching success collectively.”
Wellens’ former membership Swindon launched a press release thanking their former supervisor for his efforts accountable for the Robins after profitable promotion final season and wished him ‘each success in his new position and for the longer term’.