MX23RW : Tuesday, October 20 00:31:47| >> :600:1584944:1584944:

Fleetwood Town appoint John Sheridan as new manager

Experienced boss John Sheridan agrees to take charge of Fleetwood Town for the remainder of the 2017-18 campaign, tasked with keeping them in League One.

John Sheridan has returned to management with Fleetwood Town after agreeing to take charge of the League One strugglers until the end of the season.

The 53-year-old takes over from Uwe Rosler, who was sacked at the weekend following a run of seven straight defeats across all competitions.

Fleetwood, currently outside of the relegation zone on goal difference alone, have moved to bring in experienced boss Sheridan ready for Saturday's game against MK Dons.

Sheridan has previously managed Chesterfield, Plymouth Argyle, Newport County, Notts County and Oldham Athletic, bringing an end to his fifth spell at the latter of those clubs in September.

Speaking to Fleetwood's official website, chairman Andy Pilley said: "John is exactly the sort of character we need at Fleetwood Town in the current situation. He has a proven track record of having an instant impact with clubs and we are confident that will be the case here.

"We have found ourselves in a difficult position in League One and it was important we appointed someone quickly to address this. John is here until the end of the season, at which point we'll review the situation again, it's an agreement which suits both parties at this time.

"I'd like to welcome him to Highbury and can assure him he'll have the full backing of all the players, staff and supporters to keep ourselves in League One."

Fleetwood's most recent victory came at Southend United six weeks ago.


Click here for more stories about John Sheridan

Click here for more stories about Fleetwood Town

Share this article now:
Did you know...?
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Read Next:
Fleetwood sack manager Uwe Rosler
Latest Sports Video
Sports Mole Logo
Enter your email address to subscribe to Sports Mole's free match previews newsletter! Updates are sent twice a week.

rhs 2.0
Champions League
Scottish Premiership
League One
League Two
National League
Welsh Premier League
Segunda Division
Serie B
Eerste Divisie
Copa Libertadores
Major League Soccer
Liga MX
1Ipswich TownIpswich65101321116
2Hull City6501104615
3Lincoln CityLincoln6411105513
4Peterborough UnitedPeterborough640295412
6Plymouth ArgylePlymouth6321107311
7Doncaster RoversDoncaster531194510
9Accrington StanleyAccrington6303810-29
11AFC Wimbledon62229908
12Bristol Rovers622279-28
13Crewe AlexandraCrewe52126427
14Fleetwood TownFleetwood62138717
15Charlton AthleticCharlton521245-17
16Shrewsbury TownShrewsbury51314406
17Swindon TownSwindon6204811-36
18Wigan AthleticWigan6204510-56
19MK Dons612368-25
21Burton Albion6114814-64
22Northampton TownNorthampton6114511-64
24Oxford UnitedOxford Utd5104510-53

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!