Micky Mellon: Tranmere Rovers Boss Departs for Dundee United

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Micky Mellon has left League Two side Tranmere Rovers for Scottish outfit Dundee United.

Micky Mellon: Tranmere Rovers Boss Departs for Dundee United

Four Years With Rovers

Mellon departs the Birkenhead-based club after joining Dundee United on an undisclosedyear deal.

The 48-year-old is to end a four-year affinity with Tranmere to replace Robbie Neilson at United.

Mellon links up with the Scottish side after several days of links with various candidates.

Former England boss Steve McClaren ruled himself out of talks for the role; Jon Daly and Austin MacPhee were also reportedly interviewed.

Mellon still has a year on his contract with Tranmere Rovers but, after their relegation to League Two, he has opted for pastures new.

Rovers suffered a heartbreaking relegation to the fourth tier as a points-per-game system sent them down by just 0.04.

He had taken the Super White Army from the National League to League One with back-to-back promotions.

Mellon had previously achieved success with Fleetwood Town and Shrewsbury Town.

The move to Dundee United allows him to return to his home country after a playing, and management, career entirely in England.

Former Motherwell midfielder Steve Jennings believes Mellon will take Dundee United to the peak of their success.

Having played alongside Mellon, and now coach under him at Prenton Park, he is confident the Scotsman will be a success.

Jennings told the Daily Record: “He will be a good appointment. He is a top manager and 100 per cent committed to every job he does.

“As a manager, he’d be classed as an all-rounder. He’s a good coach and also a good man-manager, great at motivating his teams and the group.

“He has five promotions and was also the one who signed [Jamie] Vardy when he was at Fleetwood so when you look at Micky’s CV it is not a bad one to have.”

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