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John Sheridan appointed new Exiles manager

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Less than 24 hours after the news broke that League Two’s bottom club Newport County had sacked manager Terry Butcher, the Exiles have today announced former Plymouth Argyle head coach John Sheridan as their new boss.

Sheridan will take charge of the Exiles for the first time tomorrow when Paul Tisdale’s Exeter visit Rodney Parade .

The 51 year old, who left Plymouth at the end of last season after failing to gain promotion from League Two after losing in the play-off semi-finals, said; “I am confident that if the players and fans work together we can help the squad climb the table, away from the relegation zone.”

The former Leeds United, Sheffield Wednesday and Bolton Wanderers player has also managed Oldham and Chesterfield, bringing a few years of managerial experience to the job.

“The trust board are delighted that John has agreed to join us,” a statement read.

“He comes with an excellent track record and we would ask fans continue to support the club by coming along to John’s first game against Exeter on Saturday, and of course the first game as a supporter owned community based club.”

Newport have won just once from their opening ten games, and Sheridan will be looking for an immediate turnaround in the Welsh club’s fortunes.

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About Dale Ventham

Dale Ventham is an editor at The Sports Lowdown. He writes on the lower leagues of English football and Speedway in particular.

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