Micky Mellon is named new Shrewsbury Town manager

Micky Mellon has expressed his desire to be part of something special after being appointed new manager of Shrewsbury Town.

The 42-year-old was confirmed as the Shrews new boss this afternoon on a one-year rolling deal.

Former boss Mike Jackson has been named his assistant, with Danny Coyne staying on as coach.

Mellon, who has been out of work since quitting as Barnsley assistant boss earlier this year, revealed he was convinced to take the job after meeting with chairman Roland Wycherley

“I was not in a hurry to jump into a job if I did not think I could make a difference and be a part of something special,” he said.

“The chairman was so thorough when talking about what he wants to do with the club but I thought ‘wow’ this is something I want to be a part of working beside a guy like that.

“The club itself, with the ground and the facilities and the fanbase, it’s just an exciting time for me.”

Mellon is stepping back into work after leaving his role as assistant boss to David Flitcroft at Barnsley earlier this year.

He has previously managed at Fleetwood Town, masterminding their promotion to the Football Leaguehttp://images.intellitxt.com/ast/adTypes/icon1.png and stabilising them in their first season.

He was sacked in December 2012 by the Cod Army in what was considered a harsh axing

Mellon will be tasked with rebuilding Shrews following their relegation from League One.

“I have been down today to meet the guys again, Michael (Jackson) and Danny (Coyne),” he said.

“I have a lot of respect for them and know them very well and I’m delighted they want to stay here with me and be a part of this journey.”

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Comments for: "Micky Mellon is named new Shrewsbury Town manager"

'Owd Monner

Oh great, previously sacked from high flying Fleetwood :-( ..twisting our mellons ain't they?


We need a manager with lower league experience and Melon is a fiery personality who appears to fit the bill. He will have the contacts and time to get a decent squad of players together before pre season without the need to resort to the loan market unless injuries dictate otherwise. The appointment of Jackson was a mistake when Turner left. He had no management experience and there was time for us to avoid relegation if an experienced manager had been brought in then. Melon will give supporters a bit of encouragement and should be given every chance


MM is a positive move by Roland, if it comes off. he will have contacts in the championship, L1 and L2 also the conference. i would like to see jacko continuing his learning curve as asst manager, but that is down to the chairman.

if mm is thought highly enough of by Roland, i suggest we all get behind our new man, at least we can release players and build for our new season.

well done Roland. any chance of new manager, new kit and traditional badge? just thought i would mention that again!

Floreat Salopia, Atcham Jack Devon.


Micky who?????

Haven't Barnsley just been relegated!!


Who ? Sorry never heard of this bloke.

We laughed at work today when we heard the news as we thought it was a wind up : )

Hopefully he has a sense of humor because i think he will need it.

As long as he has some contacts to get loan players he will do fine as there would appear to be no money available to build a decent squad....


oh dear looks like roland doing things on the cheap again at least he is consistent looks like we can look forward to cheap non league players mostly Fleetwood cast offs happy days!


Have a bad feeling about this already ?!.


Well if the new manager believes what Roland says then he,s a fool. Remember the quotes of our positive chairman when we moved to the new ground "we'll be in the championship within three years" yes Roland pigs may fly, then there was his quote of "we'll be fighting for a play off place by Christmas " he was right on this one it was the play offs to stay in league one. We should be ok for a new striker there's one just left the managers old club Forrest Green so we should'nt panic, mind you it will make a change from having a Hereford connection playing for us.

So far Roland you hav'nt persuaded me to buy my season ticket for next year I'll buy one for season 15/16 when we play Telford.

Ah well. With his track record at least when we drop into the conference he might get us out again.

twisting my melon

they aren't a non league side , they could be in the same league as us next season ( unless they get promoted via the Playoff Final next week ) . Sorry to dissapoint but Pellegrini wasn't available so we have to make the most of it..