Swindon Town Appoint John Sheridan as Richie Wellens Replacement

John Sheridan Swindon

Swindon Town have announced the appointment of John Sheridan as manager.

Sheridan, 56, has signed a contract until the end of the season.

John Sheridan Appointed Swindon Town Manager

Sheridan Hoping to Use His Experience and Hit the Ground Running

John Sheridan has been managing Wigan Athletic this season, but his contract at the club has expired. He was on a month-to-month deal, so Swindon’s offer of a guaranteed period will have been a welcome one for Sheridan.

Sheridan has a wealth of experience in football management. Swindon will be his eleventh club. His career includes multiple spells at Oldham Athletic too.

His predecessor, Richie Wellens, who guided Town to promotion from League Two last season, recently made the drop back to down the leagues to join Salford City, a club famously owned by the ‘class of 92’.

Swindon have picked up just nine points from their opening nine League One games so far. Sheridan takes over with them sitting in 20th place and desperate for points to get as far away from the relegation zone as possible.

They have won just one of their last six and face a trip to Shrewsbury Town on Saturday, November 14, 2020.

In the current circumstances, the games are coming thicker and faster than ever, and with nowhere to hide, there is no reason why Sheridan’s side can’t pick up a good run of form.

Familiar Faces

Sheridan has already worked with chairman Lee Power at Waterford this year and is also reunited with coach Tommy Wright, who he worked with at Carlisle United, Chesterfield and Oldham.

Looking to Build Confidence With Quick Results

Sheridan told the club website: “I’m very pleased to be here. I get the opportunity to manage a good club who were succesful last season and a club who are trying to get promotion in a really tough league.

“I know Paul Jewell and the chairman and I’m very pleased they’ve given me the chance to come and work at a good club.

“There’s a few players here that have worked under me before, some really good players at this club and it’s a team I feel we can push in the right direction.

“We all know the aim here, which is to try and get us up the table. We have a couple of games in hand so hopefully we can get a few quick results and build a bit of confidence.

“I know it’s very early, but I’m hoping a new face will bring a bit of spark. We’ve got three big games coming up and hopefully we can win a couple of them.”

Swindon in Need of John Sheridan’s Experience

Chairman Lee Power added: “We are very pleased that John has come in to take over at the club. He is someone that I have worked with before and that I know well.

“I think the club needs John’s experience at the moment and I think he will be a great help to the team and myself.”


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