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David Flitcroft hired as new manager of relegated Swindon Town

David Flitcroft managed Bury last season before being sacked in November.

David Flitcroft has been unveiled as the new manager of Swindon.

The 43-year-old former Bury boss is tasked with leading the Robins back to League One following this season's relegation.

Town, who were reported to be interested in former England international Teddy Sheringham, have been managerless since parting company with Luke Williams early last month.

Announcing the arrival of Flitcroft, a statement on the club's official website read: "The club has taken its time over this appointment as it was vital after relegation that we got the right man to take the club forward and give us the best chance of promotion back to League One at the first time of asking. We are convinced David is this man.

"David has a fantastic footballing background as a player, a coach and a manager and most importantly knows this level of football and how to get out of it, having guided Bury to promotion from the Sky Bet League Two during the 2014-15 campaign.

"David has been given a very competitive budget and will now begin the job of putting a squad together with the aim of competing at the top of League Two.''

Flitcroft, who began his management career at Barnsley in 2012, has been out of work since being sacked by the Shakers last November.


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